Includes photographic documentation from a collaborative public reading of "Climate Change 2007: Mitigation of Climate Change" released by the IPCC. Includes a copy of the report.
"In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released 'Climate Change 2007: Mitigation of Climate Change,' an 800-page scientific report on the environmental and socio-economic effects of climate change. The IPCC is a global body that was established in 1988 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological organization (WMO), and endorsed by the UN General Assembly in order to give a clear scientific view of the world's climate. The 2007 Assessment Report was the fourth of its kind released by the IPCC since 1990, and earned the panel the Nobel Peace Prize. "Recognizing that few people are likely to read the lengthy report despite the relevance of its conclusions to more than the scientific community, Amy Balkin created two related project: a video recording of herself reading the report summary and a participatory public reading of the full document at various locations. In so doing, readers and listeners are face with the hard scientific facts of man-made climate change and its direct effects on our surroundings." -- object label