Heavy rain, heat waves, droughts – the consequences of climate change are already hard to ignore. Many people have good intentions to protect the environment, but implementation often fails. Why is that? This is the subject of the exhibition “Klima_X. Why don’t we do what we know?”, which opens on Friday (September 29th) in the Berlin Museum for Communication. She was previously seen in Frankfurt am Main.

With images of flooded cities, shrunken glaciers and polar bears in a landfill, the exhibition consciously plays with the visitors’ emotions. Do we react stubbornly, shocked or perhaps ready to fight in the face of the magnitude of the climate crisis? According to the curators, responsibility should not be shifted to the individual. “It’s about business and politics getting involved,” said curator Sebastian Daniel Mall during a press tour.

After all, the American climate researcher Charles Keeling had already proven in 1958 that greenhouse gas concentrations increase through the combustion of fossil fuels, as a review of the development of climate research in the exhibition shows. But not least oil lobbyists repeatedly downplayed the extent of the crisis.

Through numerous facts about the state of the earth, the exhibition makes it clear that the health of our planet is poor. Nevertheless, visitors should leave the museum with a positive feeling, said Timo Gertler, who is also the curator of the exhibition. According to Gertler, “What would happen if we didn’t fail?” is one of the central questions of the exhibition, which is intended to consciously encourage action. At the end of the exhibition, visitors can expect a utopian look into the future. Because: “Experts agree that we can still do something,” says Gertler.

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