Have you heard the one about the group of people who wanted to put windmills on the Queensbridge in New York? No?
Neither did I, until I watched this video over at Current TV. The clip includes computer models of the proposal and an interview with climate scientist Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig on the effects of global warming on the New York region.
Crazy or a good idea?
This project is the brainchild of digital media artist Andrea Polli. From her bio:
She is currently working in collaboration with meteorological scientists to develop systems for understanding storms and climate through sound. For this work, she has been recognized by the UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 and has presented work in the 2004 Ogaki Biennale in Gifu, Japan and at the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, Switzerland. Her work in this area has also been presented at Cybersonica at the ICA in London and awarded funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Greenwall Foundation. As a member of the steering committee for New York 2050, a wide-reaching project envisioning the future of the New York City region, she is currently working with city planners, environmental scientists, historians, and other experts to look at the impact of climate on the future of human life both locally and globally.