Heartbeat of the Earth

A series of online artworks interpreting climate data.

Heartbeat of the Earth is a series of online artworks created in collaboration with artists, the Google Arts & Culture Lab and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) responding to and interpreting scientific climate data.

Eight artists—Giorgia Lupi, Fabian Oefner, Cristina Tarquini, Laurie Frick, Pekka Niittyvirta, Timo Aho, Sey Min, Felicity Hammond—used key findings from a landmark UN report and data from scientific institutions, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization, to create eight interactive pieces of art about our climate. They’ve addressed the topics of declining biodiversity, air pollution, food consumption, melting glaciers and rising sea levels.