Exeposé Issue 628, Page 4 (13 October 2014), and Exeposé News online (20 October 2014)
Wednesday 8 October saw the opening of the ‘Face 2 Face with Climate Change’ exhibition in The University of Exeter’s Forum building.
‘Face 2 Face’ depicts 12 Exeter-based IPCC (International Panel of Climate Change) authors in large-scale black and white photographs – the work of One Planet MBA graduate David Mansell-Moullin.
The images are overlaid with text from the latest IPCC fifth Assessment Reports on climate change – portraying both the authors themselves and their work on the reports.
The exhibition sets out to reveal the faces behind the science, celebrating Exeter’s contribution to research and raising awareness of climate change and the IPCC.
Explaining the exhibition, Mansell-Moullin said: “During my first week on the One Planet MBA I discovered that Exeter has the highest number of IPCC authors working on the 5th Assessment Report of any city in the world.
“I was amazed by this fact and that so few people, either in Devon or further afield, are aware that Exeter has this depth of climate change research and knowledge. I began to wonder how this could be communicated in an interesting and engaging way.”
Dr Tim Johns, of the Met Office Hadley Centre, added: “Exeter may seem like an unlikely hotspot for climate science, but the juxtaposition of the expertise at Exeter University and the Met Office makes it a noteworthy centre.”
He continued: “The Face2Face exhibition is a fitting celebration of this fact and I heartily congratulate David and his team on bringing to fruition the idea of visually engaging with people of all ages on climate change.”