News from the future! Greenhouse gas exhibit opens at the Canadian Museum of Nature

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Twenty years ago, people could scarcely imagine that the production of greenhouse gases would be reduced zero. But here we are.

Three years since the last oil rig and refinery were shut down, a new exhibit examining this era of the anthropocene has opened at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

The Greenhouse Gases Got to Go exhibit, or GHG GTG for short, is a timeline, expose and analysis of the world’s history of burning fossil fuels. Contributions from artists and scientists around the world show the state of devastation that was reached in 2020 before one of the biggest global shifts toward renewable energy sources took place.

Former oil magnate turned philanthropist Jothi Shan’s Re/Energize Foundation is sponsoring the exhibit. “True leadership requires accountability, learning and innovation, so we’re proud to be a partner in telling this story and documenting our history for the generation who will inherit the Earth,” she says.

Visitors will see a wide range of displays, from photos of environments destroyed by pollution to those natural habitats that have been restored, retro diesel-burning cars to enclosed greenhouse gases captured from historic sulphur mines and fracking sites.

Part reflection on humans’ more destructive tendencies and part memorial for all that was lost, this haunting exhibit is not to be missed.


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