Scared Scientists: The Moving Portraits which Will Change Forever Your Views on Climate Change

Scared Scientists: The Moving Portraits which Will Change Forever Your Views on Climate Change

First they showed us the melting ice caps. But we just said: “Yeah. It’s what ice does in summer.”

Then they showed us the drowning polar bears. But we just said: “Proves nothing. And anyway the polar bear population has increased fivefold in 50 years, which hardly sounds like a species under threat.”

Then they showed us the Hockey Stick. But we just laughed and made amusing videos about Michael Mann.

But then, they showed us their ultimate weapon: grainy, arty, black and white portraits of climate scientists with concerned expressions on their faces.

It was then that we knew our cause was lost.

Just read the way HuffPo movingly introduces this heartrending series of lifechanging portraits:

We’ve read the daunting headlines. We’ve seen the bleak predictions. We know in our minds that climate change is putting our Earth’s future in danger. And yet there’s something uniquely frightening about this artist’s attempt to transform global warming data into visceral, human responses.

For once here at Breitbart London we find ourselves in full agreement with HuffPo. There is indeed something uniquely frightening about this art project.

But let’s hear just about more about it, shall we?

In his black-and-white photography series “Scared Scientists,” Nick Bowers captures a raw element not often associated with scientific knowledge. For the series, Bowers interviewed a selection of scientists in varying fields, capturing the frightened looks on their faces while they contemplated their findings. The photos are minimalist but intense, each wrinkle and crease pointing to a human unease we can all connect with.

Bowers told The Huffington Post he hopes to convey “the humanity and vulnerability of the scientists” through his work. “That they are as individuals concerned by climate change, separate from the scientific realm.”
The artist also had his daughter in mind while creating the series, hoping to use his artwork to create hope for a brighter future. “I constantly hear the word ‘wealth’ and the importance of passing this on. I’m inspired to pass on a better, more sustainable future,” he explained.

Wow! Just wow!

Linger over these photographs. Feel the tears run down your face. And try not to die laughing.


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