Co-curated with communities disproportionately affected by the climate crisis, this museum serves as a testament to resilience, a platform for survivor stories and a springboard to response. 

By weaving crucial connections between human suffering, extreme weather, the broader climate crisis and the relentless pursuit of fossil fuels, memory in this space is recast as a confrontation. In these encounters, we begin to locate the human in conversations on climate change. 

What will be left of us if we lose ties to our histories, livelihoods, nature and culture in the wake of climate disasters? 

In honouring survivor stories, the museum is not just a repository of information, but a call to action from voices too long left unheard. The People’s Museum of Climate Justice demands accountability from those responsible for putting profit before people and the planet. By bridging the gap between cause and effect, the museum invites visitors to show solidarity with these communities and become advocates for change.

The People's Museum of Climate Justice logo
An aerial photo of campaigners holding up a large banner. The banner has a graphic on it: an inky handprint and the text "Make Climate Polluters Pay"

Against the backdrop of record-breaking deadly weather around the world, the link between profit and peril could not be more evident - nor felt more unevenly.

During this time of fossil-fuelled climate chaos, the oil and gas industry has celebrated record profits, while communities least responsible for the crisis bear the gravest costs.

Fossil fuel extraction has led to ecological degradation, economic vulnerability and the profound disruption of lives and livelihoods, primarily in the Global South. Communities today are bearing the brunt of floods, storm surges, landslides, destructive winds, heatwaves, intense rains and other extreme weather events. Many coastal communities are also experiencing the threat of rising sea levels, ocean warming and ocean acidification brought about by fossil-fuelled global heating.

These communities are not voiceless. Many are standing up for climate justice. The debate about who is responsible for the climate crisis should be over; it’s time to force polluters to stop drilling and start paying for the damage they cause. 


An aerial photo of a house almost totally submerged under water