Grad student’s climate change art mentioned in Press Republican column

Jill Pelto, a graduate student in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine, was mentioned in the opinion piece, “Artists engage the science of climate change,” published in the Press Republican of New York. Earth’s changing climate has brought artists working in all media to express in their own way what is happening to Earth’s climate systems right now, according to the article. Pelto, a watercolorist and scientist, has created several evocative pieces with the intention of communicating scientific research through art. She uses “real data about rising sea levels, glacier volume decline, increasing global temperatures” and more to show “the interconnectedness of our planet’s natural resources,” the column states.