Making art out of climate change2012 continued a 36-year streak where the average temperature for the year was above the 20th century average and record breaking ice melt was observed in the Arctic last summer. There to observe this grim record was Daniel Beltra, one of a number of artists and photographers using their craft to visually demonstrate the planet in decline. Daniel Beltra began his career as a photojournalist in his homeland of Spain. His love of nature led him to work with Greenpeace to shoot environmental disasters, including the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill in 2010.
His large scale images of melting arctic ice are now on display in Aspen at Quintenz & Co, 501 E. Dean St. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason spoke to Beltra about the art of climate change in this week's edition of NRG with MG.