About the Series


“Our goal as artists is to create this catalyst for a conversation that can grow…”

– Nicole Baker | Dancer, Rehearsal Director, and Climate Artist.

Produced in partnership with ALL ARTS, this docuseries takes a look at how artists from a variety of artistic mediums — including painting, music, poetry, dance, and design — tell the story of climate change in a way that engages viewers on a uniquely human level. Their work exposes the direct impact environmental injustice has had on already vulnerable populations, and offers a way for the audience to understand the immensity of our challenges in a tangible often tactile way.


Whether their art focuses on their place of origin, or locations they have traveled, each piece explored in the series speaks to our collective connection to the earth as the place from which we grow, learn, draw inspiration, and ultimately as the home we must protect.

Episode One: Climate Speaks | Premieres Sept. 5th

Hosted by the Climate MuseumClimate Speaks presents an opportunity for NYC high schoolers to join the conversation on climate and make a difference through spoken word poetry. Months of workshops and coaching culminate into their live performance at the historic Apollo Theater.

Episode Two: EARTH by Eryc Taylor Dance | Premieres Sept. 12th

The dance company presents a seven-part series, EARTH that explores earth’s rise and descent into climate change and how dancers can help the global warming crisis.

Episode Three: Elegy for the Arctic | Premieres Sept. 19th

The composer, Ludovico Einaudi, composes and plays the piano piece “Elegy for the Arctic” from a man-made glacier stage surrounded by crumbling glaciers (sponsored by Greenpeace).

Episode Four: Kapu Collective | Premieres Sept. 26th

Kapu Collective creates paintings on natural surfaces like icebergs or forest trees, letting the biodegradable images rapidly melt or get washed away by natural forces to create a sense of urgency.

Episode Five: Nature – Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial | Premieres Oct. 3rd

Cooper Hewitt’s “Nature” exhibition shows how designers are exploring sustainable production methods, identifying new ways for protecting future generations, and deepening our understanding of — and relationship with — nature.

Presented By:

ALL ARTS is an unprecedented new broadcast channel, streaming platform and website dedicated to arts and culture 24/7. Programming is available on our website; Facebook; Twitter; Instagram; streaming apps on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV; and broadcast and cable channels in the greater New York area. (@AllArtsTV)


Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change is a cross-platform public media project from WNET reporting on the human impact of climate change, designed to provide context, scientifically sound information, and fact-based journalism to audiences across every platform of public media. It also focuses on stories of exciting new frontiers of scientific innovation in resilience, mitigation, and clean energy. Reporting and distributing stories since 2017, Peril and Promise has produced more than 175 reports across every platform of public media on-air, online, and on social media platforms – including the national primetime documentary series Sinking Cities, news reports on the PBS NewsHour and NewsHour Weekend, and regional reporting on MetroFocus, NJTV News, and SciTech Now.

The Climate Museum is catalyzing a cultural transformation around climate, inviting people from all walks of life into the conversation and building community around solutions. Transcending traditional disciplinary and societal boundaries, the Museum brings people together to learn about the problem, grieve what has been lost, actively engage with solutions, and join the fight for a brighter future.