The Beauty of Wildlife, and an Artistic Call to Protect It
Isabella Kirkland - TED Countdown Summit
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January 18, 2024

"I think of my paintings as alarm clocks," says artist Isabella Kirkland. "They're reminders of what's at stake; the only problem is we keep pushing the snooze button."

Investigating humanity's relationship to nature, she shares work that takes a creative stand against ecological despair — and quietly urges climate action through permanent images of vanishing wildlife.

With an abiding interest in science, Isabella Kirkland's work bears witness to the immense ecological challenges and losses humanity is facing.

Read the transcript at TED Talks

Related: The 1.5-Degree Climate Goal Is Out of Reach. Here’s What to Do Now (Washington Post)

Related: Climate Change Is Taking a Major Toll on Agriculture. Here’s How to Support Farmers (IPS News)

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