As a recent article in the Guardian newspaper asked:
“Can art succeed where science is proving insufficient to generate the will to act effectively on climate change? Scientists sound increasingly desperate as the evidence they are carefully accumulating stacks up but fails to prompt the urgency they insist it requires. Science seems only to create a panicked paralysis: a language of probabilities, statistics and numbers fails to gain traction on the public imagination.”
In other words, can art smash indifference and succeed where science and statistics fall short?
Fingers crossed that the Prime Minister is more receptive to cold hard polystyrene than he is to cold hard scientific facts.