Planet Texas 2050
Making Texas resilient is our grand challenge.
"The compounding and
cascading challenges driven by climate change and rapid population
growth will bring more floods, more droughts and more heat affecting
more people across Texas and beyond. In order to thrive, we need
innovative strategies to equitably adapt to these new realities and to
mitigate negative impacts our communities.
Artists play an indispensable role in the movement to combat the climate crisis and to fortify community resilience in the face of climate-related challenges.
Science and data alone
are clearly insufficient to address the existential challenges we now
face. It will be impossible to solve the climate crisis, across Texas
and beyond, without diverse and powerful storytelling that helps ground
us in our shared humanity, create meaning from complexity, and maintain
our collective capacity for hope in a better future."
Words by Michael Wolman