Climate Crimes by Adrian Lahoud is an artwork visualising the global effects of aerosol emissions. Drawing on data compiled by NASA, this installation visualises the flow of aerosol emissions from Europe and North America and its subsequent impact on rainfall in the Sahel region of Africa. The research builds upon a case presented to the International Criminal Court in 2009, where Sudanese diplomat Lumumba Di-Aping argued that industrialisation in these regions in the Global North was contributing to ‘climate genocide’ in Africa.
Climate Crimes is a collaboration with video artist Michaela French with Max Crow of NSC Creative, architect Kamil Dalkir, sound designer Mike Wyeld and technical partners GaiaNova.
The work forms part of the V&A exhibition The Future Starts Here which exhibited at the V&A 12 May – 4 November 2018 and will go on to a world tour.