Climate stressors are natural events like wildfires, floods and droughts that are exacerbated as a result of human emissions. These climate stressors are becoming more frequent and more severe as a result. The exhibition gathers, curates and visualises data sets from the likes of the World Bank and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, to show the impact of six climate stressors including cyclones, drought, excessive rainfall, floods, temperature change, and wildfires.
Within the gallery, climate stressors are visualised as a row of layered panels, each defining a different stressor and the impact it had on the world in 2019. The panels are projected as abstract world maps that are laser cut on recycled acrylic sheets hanging from the ceiling. When viewed together, the panels portray the total impact of recent stressors on the planet. In the background, an illuminated globe serves as a backdrop to the panels.