Drawing Attention to Global Warming
Artist Eve S. Mosher is drawing a blue chalk line through Brooklyn marking a point 10 feet above sea level, a boundary now used by federal and state agencies and insurance companies to show where waters could rise after a major storm. She strives to draw attention to projections that the chance of flooding up to or beyond her line could increase significantly as a result of global warming. As her project winds through the city she is followed by a reporter, a photographer, a video documentary maker, a fellow activist, an intern and a man named Edward Morris, one of the founders of a Brooklyn-based environmental organization called the Canary Project, which is helping Mosher carry out and publicize her work, reports the New York Times. Attention is attracted by the chalk line and education follows in the form of reaction packets handed to neighborhood residents, encouraging them to compost, bike, buy local produce and write lots of letters to politicians as ways to promote sustainability.