Art and the Emotions of Climate Change

Climate Change is about much more than cold statistics

Cameron Catanzano
Climate Conscious
Published in
11 min readOct 22, 2020

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I recently published a post on Medium titled, We Need to Meet Climate Change with Art, but it was only the beginning of what I hope to be a long series of blog posts exploring how we might better make art that addresses the wider issues of climate change.

As I hope you’ve guessed by now, this is one of those posts.

One of art’s most unique roles in addressing climate change is in expressing the wide spectrum of emotions surrounding the climate crisis and allowing us to connect over our shared experience.

For today, I chose to explore 3 key emotions surrounding climate change — RAGE, Despair, and Hope.

RAGE

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Who else gets MAD when they think of climate change??? The climate crisis is — among other things — a remarkably infuriating situation.

How long have we known our planet was…

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Cameron Catanzano
Climate Conscious

Reader, Hiker, and JD Candidate in Portland, Oregon.