ABOUT Climate Signals

Engaging NYC in the climate conversation

Climate Signals, a citywide outdoor installation by artist Justin Brice Guariglia, consists of ten solar-powered highway signs flashing text that draws passers-by into the climate conversation. Presented by the Climate Museum, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office — Climate Policy and Programs, the exhibition runs from September 1 through November 6.

Signs are located across all five boroughs of New York City, celebrating the diversity of the City in their placement. Each sign will feature languages commonly spoken in its neighborhood.

Eighteen programmatic partners, including social justice organizations, scientific research consortia, local environmental advocacy groups, established museums, and more, will co-present events at or near the exhibition sites to build understanding of and engagement with climate change. This programming ensures that the work has a meaningful impact on civic culture and community life.

Climate Signals breaks the climate silence, encouraging thought, dialogue, and action to address the greatest challenge of our time.



Justin Brice Guariglia


Over the last two decades, the artist and environmental activist Justin Brice Guariglia (b. 1974) has developed a unique transdisciplinary art practice working in collaboration with scientists, philosophers, and journalists to explore the important ecological issues of our time. In 2016, Guariglia became the first artist to fly on earth science missions with NASA. His solo show Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene, which debuted at the Norton Museum of Art in 2017, received a 2017 NEA grant, and will open in September 2018 at the Fisher Museum of Art at USC in collaboration with the Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles county, and his work is currently on view at Storm King Art Center. Guariglia is a Howard Foundation Fellow at Brown University, a Woods Hole Research Center Fellow, an Artist-in-Residence at the Anchorage Museum, and he continues to fly with NASA/JPL’s OMG mission through 2020.