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'London Futures': 'Postcards From The Future' Museum Of London Exhibit Imagines The Impact Of Climate Change By Artists Robert Graves And Didier Madoc-Jones (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 11/05/10 12:37 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:10 PM ET

London Futures is a new exhibit on display at the Museum Of London featuring images depicting the possibilities that could await London in a future devastated by climate change, as imagined by artists Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones.

The gallery showcases 14 digitally crafted images constructed as large back-lit transparencies, stemming from the artists' Postcards From The Future series. The project was first started in response to the 2008 G8 summit, which focused on climate change. Graves and Madoc-Jones realized that the idea of climate change was hard for people to understand in a concrete way, so they decided to craft very real images of what iconic picturesque locations in London could look like in a future left to the whim of climate change.

They didn't want to show only the destructive possibilities, but also offer hope through the promise of new technology that can be harnessed to mitigate climate change's effects. "We researched different possible scientific projections and combining these with London's postcard views told a different climate change story with each picture," Madoc-Jones says.

Check out some images from London Futures below, and view more on their website, PostcardsFromTheFuture.co.uk.
London Futures is on display at the Museum Of London from October 1, 2010 until March 6, 2011.

Images and captions provided by the artists.

London as Venice
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London has become uninhabitable. Every year spring tides surge through the Thames Barrier, making London the new Venice. But whereas the city of gondolas has come to terms with water, London is overwhelmed.

This image shows the impact of 6-metre flooding, the level required to breach the Thames Barrier.

Image © Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones.

Background photography © Jason Hawkes
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