nomads of climate change by nick stath depicts a bleak future of rising sea levels

nomads of climate change by nick stath depicts a bleak future of rising sea levels

for his latest work, melbourne-based artist nick stath illustrates the disastrous effects of rising sea levels in a not so distant future. titled ‘nomads of climate change’, the illustrated story presents a somber picture where homes have been washed away. a world where people have returned to being nomadic in order to escape the frequent flooding.

as the floods become more frequent, the common home is swept away – people are left with no choice but to build above the ground

all images and video courtesy of nick stath



nick stath‘s story follows a young couple that travels north in order to search for a new home, all the while facing the unrelenting challenges of survival. to escape the rising water levels, they head to higher ground to seek shelter as violent storms become more and more frequent.

shelter is found in an abandoned cabin



this future depicts a fictional, yet very bleak world where peoples’ homes have been altered to survive the effects of climate change. the story proposes the question of how might we act as a species when mother nature eventually turns against us. stath questions, ‘how might we evolve when everything has been taken from us, and how would we live?’

the next storm is imminent, they run towards the hill and over the fence for cover

rain damages the cabin, leaving no choice but to move inside a silo to wait out the next storm

the river begins to rise – there is no choice but to leave for the evacuation point: tower 5



project info:


project name: nomads of climate change

by: nick stath


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edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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