We are pleased to announce that this year’s Climate Art Fellow is Dr. Nigella Hillgarth. She will be working with our partners at the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) to explore the role of atmospheric chemistry to tell the story of our changing climate.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nigella Hillgarth will be the 2019 Climate Art Fellow! This year’s fellowship is sponsored through a unique collaboration between the Climate Science Alliance and our partners at the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation and the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
This summer, Dr. Hillgarth will be working with CAICE researchers to explore the role of atmospheric chemistry and movement of microbes to tell the story of a changing climate and its impact on the earth and its inhabitants. We anticipate that the art that emerges from this partnership will be utilized to help us better engage with local communities on climate impacts and solutions that can lead to informed decisions that enhance our resilience to climate change impacts.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Dr. Hillgarth is an environmental advocate and photographer concerned with the impacts of climate change on ocean and coastal ecosystems. Her work on Greenland ice and sea level rise has been shown on the East coast and San Diego and her recent work has focused on coastal birds and climate change. Dr. Hillgarth has had an extensive career as a scientist, educator, and leader and was the Executive Director of the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego from 2002 - 2014 where she directed the first major climate change exhibit on the West Coast.
You can see Dr. Nigella Hillgarth's show "Climate Change at Midnight" at the UC San Diego Faculty Club until the end of June.