Grad student’s climate change art featured in Outside Magazine – J. Pelto

Jill Pelto, a graduate student in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine, was included in an Outside Magazine article that featured 10 artists who are turning climate change data into paintings, sculptures and illustrations. Pelto, who is 24 years old, knows that her generation and those that follow are the ones inheriting the issues, and the research isn’t always simple to digest, the article states. “I also find that many people just don’t pay attention,” she said. Her illustrations depict the same kind of graphs you might find in a textbook (decline in glacier mass balance; ocean acidification; deforestation) overlaid with watercolor paintings of the affected natural wonders, bringing the research to life, Outside reported.