CO2 and no spring – stating the obvious (although quite a few people didn’t know about it) – the combination of high CO2 in the air and rapid rise in temperatures, so that the spring which is a normal transition period between low temperatures of winter and high ones of summer, doesn’t exist – all of that results in violent, mad, crazy explosion of flower bud, flowers and thus pollen. Yes – the hay-fever – more and more of us are affected by that because human body can’t deal with such an amount of pollen. I have been allergic to various things all my life and suffered from bad asthma as a child. Now asthma is under control, but allergies are here, hitting me with a fist full of particles every spring.
The predictions are than the warming weather and high offset of CO2 will affect not only those genetically prone to allergies, but people who never had any problems. the cases of asthma and COPD in big urban areas are dramatically raising. Of course one can sort it out with taking a little antihistamine every day, but what if that won’t be enough?
it is not only about the CO2 and pollen, but about other particulates of heavy metals from exhaustion fumes and factories chimneys floating in the air – the heat also have an affect their concentration…Breathing is our primary need, it is an action which we do regardless of anything – it is supposed to supply to our bodies regenerative Oxygen…
I have started thinking and sketching on tackling this issue over a year ago, but so far whatever I did, didn’t seem “real enough”. All solutions for a possible artworks seemed “invented” and “fake” – even though I am a first hand experience of that issue.