Recovery Roses by Selva Ozelli
World Science Week 2021 will be held from November 7 to November 14 and will focus on the importance of involving the general public in scientific discussions. Science Day will be celebrated on November 10.
Citizens, the scientific community and policymakers will be exchanging views on the promise of present scientific findings. The conversation will also look into what people are most concerned about and how science can address these issues.
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Artists have prepared pieces of work to honour this year’s Science Week and Irish Tech News spoke to one of them.
Selva Ozelli, an international tax expert and environmentalist has launched three new art shows called “Art in the Time of Corona 6, 7, 8 – Recovery Roses” to be exhibited during the month of November.
In her latest art pieces, Selva explored the theme of how carbon emissions, one of the biggest contributors to the climate crisis might also be one of the reasons that caused the severe scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In my #6 art show, which is part of my Net Zero art show, I painted fire recovery roses to memorialise the unprecedented wildfire season in Turkey this past summer as a result of climate change”, said Selva.
She also noted that a new Harvard study indicated that short-term exposure to harmful gases from last year’s record-breaking wildfires in the United States may have exacerbated the pandemic’s health risks by raising COVID-19 cases and deaths by thousands.
In her #7 art show, Selva wanted to underline that people worldwide should not live in constant fear of the virus. She created a portrait of Dr Ugur Sahin, the CEO of BioNTech, the German biotechnology company that helped for one of the major vaccines against COVID-19 to be developed.
Selva shared that the inspiration behind the #8 art show was space solar power which she published an article about in 2019.
Space solar power is the wireless transmission of solar energy collected in space to be utilized here on Earth. In recent years, the introduction of tough government rules about environmental pollution and an increase in investment in sustainable power generation have fueled the worldwide SPS market’s growth.
“Currently, six of the highest CO2 emitting countries China, the US, EU, India, Russia, and Japan in the world, are investing and developing Solar Power Satellite (SPS) systems to produce clean energy 24 hours a day, 365 days …….