Climate Garden 2085: Handbook For A Public Experiment by Manuela DahindenClimate Garden 2085: Handbook For A Public Experiment by Manuela Dahinden

Climate Garden 2085: Handbook For A Public Experiment

EditorManuela Dahinden, Juanita Schläpfer-millerBy (photographer)Nina Mann

Hardcover | February 15, 2018

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Though the effects of climate change are more visible every year, it is still largely not a tangible phenomenon in day-to-day life—which is one of the reasons it’s hard to galvanize action to prevent it. The Climate Garden experience attempts to solve that problem by enabling people to experience the anticipated effects of climate change firsthand. How will the vegetation common to a place change? What food will we be eating in consequence?

This book, illustrated with atmospheric images by photographer Nina Mann, serves as a manual for the implementation of such a public experiment on a local or regional level anywhere in the world. Contributions by human geographers, art historians, and ecologists are complemented by a step-by-step guide to creating a climate garden so that people can begin to truly grasp the reality of the problem and its effects.
Manuela Dahinden is a science communications specialist and managing director of Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, a joint research initiative of the Universities of Zurich and Basel and ETH Zurich. Juanita Schläpfer-Miller is a science communicator and artist working Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center.  
Title:Climate Garden 2085: Handbook For A Public ExperimentFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:96 pages, 7.75 × 10.5 × 0.6 inShipping dimensions:7.75 × 10.5 × 0.6 inPublished:February 15, 2018Publisher:Park BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038600601

ISBN - 13:9783038600602


Table of Contents

An art-science experiment to address the climate paradox
Connected to place: Climate change on global and local scales
Botanical time travel to unspectacular climatic futures
An ethical discourse on CO2 reduction
Hothouse stories: Reading the Climate Garden 2085
Nature in the city: Do-It-Yourself!
Urban ecology
How to Do-It-Yourself!
How to Do-It-Yourself!
Steps to take
Outside experiment
Events in the garden
Art (tree) trail
Unstable balance
Premonition of farewell
Hide tree at school
Storytelling for young children
You are variations
Scots pine
Treetment – a conversation to be performed
Tree (art) trail
Citizen science
Science talks
Observations of the Climate Garden 2085 experiment
Editors and Photographer
Contributors and Resources