As I start to research and think about the artistic impact on shaping our views on climate change and how these views are mobilizing action, one name which i had forgotten but who had been doing amazing photography work for a long time about the impacts of humans on the natural environment and capturing this in a grand scale is Edward Burtynsky, He has been taking pictures of the oil sands, mining operations and many others for long time. These have been presented in books and he does talks and shows tthroughout North America and Worldwide.
Go check him out here and I also have a view of his images below.
Oh and our new Minister of Environment and Climate Change has even called him out in a tweet! but of course I cannot find it!