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Project Pressure, Visualizing Climate Change

Project Pressure was instigated by Klaus Thymann in 2008. The charity is dedicated to highlight the impact of climate change, inspiring action and participation. Project Pressure use art as a positive touch point to inspire engagement and work with some of the world’s leading artists, scientists and developers.

Project Pressure is visualizing the climate crisis. Project Pressure use art as a positive touch-point to inspire action and behavioural change. Unlike wildfires, flooding and other weather events, glacier mass loss can be directly attributed to global temperature changes and as such, they are key indicators of climate change and the focus of our visualizations.

Since 2008 Project Pressure has been commissioning world-renowned artists to conduct more than 30 expeditions around the world, creating works shown together in a museum exhibition titled MELTDOWN. The projects were developed and executed together with scientists to ensure accuracy resulting in work from every relevant continent on the planet.

Thymann has worked as an individual artist as well as on collaborative projects in diverse rolls, leading expeditions, curating and working in the role as creative director.


Project Pressure has pioneered innovative, new technological strategies and forged partnerships with the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In 2011, Project Pressure was recognised as an official contributor to the Global Terrestrial Network for Glaciers (GTN-G).

Project Pressure has been conducting expeditions more than 30 countries and territories that have generated reoccurring media coverage in The Guardian, BBC, The New York Times, CNN, Wired Magazine and National Geographic, Le Monde amongst many others. In 2015 Simon Norfolk’s contribution to Project Pressure won the World Photography Award in the landscape category.

Further recognition has come in the form of funding from prestigious beneficiaries including The Queen of Denmark, The Lighthouse Foundation, Getty Images and Arts Council England. For more about the project visit