Video: Creating Art as Climate Solution

A colorful climate mural on a brick wall made using cooling paint, and sponsored by Yale Planetary Solutions
January 29, 2024

Urban settings are disproportionately affected by the consequences of climate change, but Yale’s Karen Seto believes that the world’s cities can also be a key part of the climate solution.

A New Haven-based collaboration developed by Seto, the Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science at Yale School of the Environment, and Kymberly Pinder, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Dean of the Yale School of Art, is a case in point.

After hearing about a new kind of paint that more effectively absorbs heat (and thus reduces surface temperatures), it occurred to Seto that the advance might offer a chance to mitigate the effects of climate change. What’s more, she saw it as opportunity for scholars from across disciplines to educate the local community and inspire action.

Watch the video at Yale News.