The 'Climate Chronograph' Installation Will Be Built in Washington DC

By: Joey Haar - Sep 19, 2016
References: fastcoexist
One of the biggest, most damaging and most readily apparent effects of climate change is rising sea levels, and 'Climate Chronograph' is a memorial that will be a testament to the reality of climate change through that effect. The memorial is designed to sink as sea levels rise, making it a literal manifestation of the impact of climate change around the world.

Set to be built on the same grounds that hold the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC, Climate Chronograph will consist of rows of cherry trees planted on a slope down to the edge of the Atlantic. As climate change causes the water level to rise over time, those cherry trees will slowly but visibly die off.

Cherry trees are a symbol of Washington DC, in honor of the old legend about George Washington, further deepening Climate Chronograph's metaphorical significance.