The exhibition will be on display on the Krakovo Embankment until World Earth Day, 22 April. The exhibition opening comes at a time when extreme weather events around the world are once again showing us that we are in the middle of a climate crisis. Temperatures are 30°C above average in parts of the Arctic, and even more than 40°C above the normal seasonal levels in Antarctica. The Horn of Africa has missed three consecutive rainy seasons, as a result of which one of the longest droughts in recent decades will jeopardise the safe supply of food for millions of people. In Slovenia, an extremely long dry period has already led to the first forest fires. Jonas Sonnenschein, Umanotera: “There have always been record-breaking weather events, but their frequency and intensity in recent years are so beyond what we used to consider normal that it has become clear: these are extreme conditions. The aim of the exhibition On the Hot Side of the Alps is to emphasise that climate change is not a distant problem in other regions in the world, but that the trends in Slovenia are already very disconcerting today and that increasingly worse consequences can be expected in the future if high greenhouse gas emissions continue." At the location of the exhibition – in the capital – the first consequences of global warming are clearly starting to show in the form of increasing summer heat, extreme precipitation events and the wider spread of the tiger mosquito. The number of hot days per year with a temperature exceeding 30°C has increased from 10 to more than 25 in the last 40 years. The consequences of extreme precipitation events were clearly visible on 29 September 2021, when a record 94mm of rain fell in Ljubljana in just one hour, turning the small creek of Gradaščica, which flows into the Ljubljanica right under the exhibition site, into a torrential river. Roads, underpasses and numerous buildings were flooded and the extent of the material damage was significant. If large greenhouse gas emissions continue, this will lead to a dangerous exacerbation of climate change consequences in the future. However, the aim of the exhibition is not to inspire fear, but to call attention to the fact that swift and ambitious action can still prevent the most dangerous consequences of climate change. The last part of the exhibition therefore focuses on climate change mitigation measures and the role of the State, local communities and each individual in the transition to a climate-neutral society. The exhibition, created by Umanotera as part of the CARE4CLIMATE project based on the assessment of climate change in Slovenia until the end of the 21st century made by the Slovenian Environment Agency, displays photographs of six well-known sites around Slovenia – Ljubljana, Lipica, Pohorje, Ptuj, Mangart and Piran – today and at the end of the 21st century if the darkest scenario of continued large global greenhouse gas emissions transpires. The exhibition also shows the anticipated impact of climate change on food production, water supply, health and migration. A virtual version of the exhibition On the Hot Side of the Alps is available here.