NASA Ames and Stanford’s Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and Woods Institute for Environmental Studies have usually been first to display Michael Killen’s new paintings that have included ‘Sustainablity’ (24 x 5 ft), ‘Resilience (of America)’ (24 x 5 ft), ‘Don Quixote Meets Climate Change’ (15 x 6 ft), and ‘Population Explosion’ (6 x 5 ft). This time the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Western headquarters will be first to display ‘Don Quixote Meets Ocean Change’ (15 x 6 ft) on December 12 at it’s ‘A World of Hazards’ event in Menlo Park, CA.
Michael said, “I made this painting because the threat of carbon emissions to the sea food chain and the US industries and people who depend on that chain is underreported. I’m honored that one of the most important scientific organizations of the US government invited me to share my art with their audience. The value of the USGS to the county is also also underreported.