Sea Level Rise Mural on the Old Paint Factory Building in Gloucester Harbor

Nov 29, 2021Arts & Culture

A sea-level rise mural was installed on the Old Paint Factory Building at Ocean Alliance in Gloucester Harbor by the Cape Ann Climate Coalition. The artist, an astrophysicist, whale/ocean researcher, climate activist, and high school student (all locals), weigh in on the sea-level rise, coastal resilience, and climate change; and what it means to America’s oldest seaport.

Via Gloucester Times 

A bit of color has been added to the Tarr & Wonson Paint Manufactory’s facade as locals look to raise awareness of the risks of climate change.

The Cape Ann Climate Coalition (CACC) has partnered with Ocean Alliance to attach a mural representing how climate change could raise the local sea levels well above the foundation of Gloucester’s iconic paint factory.

Since it was founded in 2019, the coalition’s goal is to engage Cape Ann residents in exploring effective collaboration and coordination efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Sticking with its goal to engage locals, the design for the mural shows predicted sea-level rise from 2020 to 2100 — a staggering image as the colors creep halfway up the old red wooden factory.

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