Daily Dose Pick: CoolClimate Art Contest

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Operating on the theory that artists can succeed where politicians and charities have failed, the CoolClimate Art Contest challenged creatives from around the world to pool their talent to help save it.

The dramatic effects of climate change on landscape, wildlife, and weather have been well-documented; alarm bells have been sounded and monies allocated. But in the wake of weak global policies and stagnating economic debates, a passionate group of art supporters decided to go another route, soliciting powerful images that go straight to hearts and minds. The result? Over 1,000 artists from around the globe submitted their climate change-inspired works through deviantART.

Find out more about the CoolClimate Art Contest; view a gallery of finalists on deviantART; and get to know the just-announced winner of the inaugural competition.

Click below for a gallery featuring some of our favorite submissions.

1st place: No Pollution Please by Christos Lamprianidis

2nd place: AIR by David Criado

3rd place: Oil Spill Duck Sculpture by Donald Gialanella

4th place: Don’t Trash It by Starkman Design Group

5th place: Tick Tock by Juliet McIver

Oil Bottle by Jesse Graves

On Colorado Plains by Nebraskies

East Coast Sightseeing by Jimmy Nowhere

Eat Drink Breathe by Not of this Age