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Street-Artist Banksy Takes on Global Warming

A succinct piece pegged to the Copenhagen climate summit.

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Banksy, perhaps the best-known street artist in the world, is back again, with four new works on the streets of Camden, England. The most interesting one happens to be the most simple, and it’s pegged to the Copenhagen Climate Summit: It’s just a tag above a canal that appears half-submerged and reads, “I don’t believe in global warming.”

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If you’re not familiar with Banksy, he rose to fame on the back of numerous anti-authority pieces–he’s become something of a national treasure in Britain, and the walls he’s tagged have sparked debates about historic preservation. More recently, he’s been making a lucrative jump into “fine art”–recently, he painted an elephant for a solo gallery show.

[For the other works, check out Art of the State and Arrested Motion]

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Cliff was director of product innovation at Fast Company, founding editor of Co.Design, and former design editor at both Fast Company and Wired.

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