The Discovery of Global Warming

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A section of Alexis Rockman's "Manifest Destiny" (8x24 feet, oil and acrylic on wood, 2004). Consulting with experts in various fields, the artist crafted a view 3000 years in the future past the ruins of the Brooklyn Bridge, following a sea-level rise caused by global warming. Included are the wrecks of a Dutch sailing ship and a 20th-century submarine, tropical plants and animals, and a two-tailed salmon resulting from genetic manipulation. Roughly 2/3 of the mural is shown here.

Courtesy of the artist