A Museum Of London exhibit called London Futures: Postcards From The Future, gives the vision of an apocalyptic London post climate change impact by artists Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones.
The project began as a response to the 2008 G8 summit that addressed climate change. The artists realised that climate change effects were difficult to envision for most people so they decided to present iconic London landmarks with a portrayal of how they may appear with the effects of climate change. The exhibit contains fourteen digital images of well-known London landmarks that have been dramatically altered by the effects of climate change, and are presented as large back-lit transparencies.
Not wanting to only present the negative effects of climate change without hope, the artists also show some possible responses to the rising sea levels, food shortages and climate change refugees. In response to climate change, Londoners may have to turn Parliament Square into a rice paddy; ice skate down the Thames if the Gulf Stream collapses, and put up shantytowns around Buckingham Palace.
The exhibit continues at the Museum Of London until March 6th 2011.