If you’ve been to Boston Common or Copley Square in the last few weeks, you’ve no doubt noticed the giant decorated globes adorning Boylston and Tremont Street Boston is the latest stop on the tour for Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet. These life-sized works of art were designed by a variety of artists using different mediums, each with a specific point to make, indicated by plaques paired with each globe.
Founder Wendy Abrams created the Cool Globes public art project to raise awareness around climate change problems and solutions. Her concern and motivation came from the realization that this would directly impact her children. The lack of action struck her:
“The more I learned, the more I was bewildered by the discrepancy between the scientific community’s alarm and general public’s silence. The public seemed relatively unconcerned by the scientists’ daunting predictions, if they were even aware of the predictions at all.”
Abrams’ exhibition arrives not a moment too soon. On September 27, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released it’s latest findings.