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1.5° Celsius

Through contributions of more than one dozen national and international artists, scientists, and researchers the 1.5 ° Celsius exhibition and its supporting public programs explore the global climate crisis.

We are 0.4° Celsius away from catastrophe.

In 2015, the Paris Agreement outlined the need to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit global temperature increase to no more than 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels. This goal aims to avoid irreparable damage to our climate, our ecosystems, and our ability to inhabit the planet. Failure to do so may cause disastrous calamities including extreme weather events that impact everything from our ability to grow food to accessing fresh water.

Currently, the global temperature increase sits at 1.1°C. Therefore, we must urgently consider the actions we need to take, individually and collectively, before it is too late.

In this exhibition, we invite you to examine the scope of our impact on the planet and the ways that our lives are deeply interconnected with the well-being of the environment. We hope that you will start to imagine new ways of addressing the social and environmental issues connected to climate change, and how we can build brighter, more sustainable futures.

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU).

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