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Climate Assets monthly update: Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty

Date: 14 March 2024

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'Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty.' – that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
John Keats

We are sensory animals stimulated by what we see, hear, touch, taste and smell. Our senses evolved to trigger a move from immediate danger. A frog being slowly boiled alive is a metaphor for our inability to react to gradual change, depressingly reminiscent of the climate crisis.

Would triggering our senses then spark change?

We feel at ease, even inspired at times, when we have pleasant sensory experiences and successful design processes can play on this.

Engineers are now creatively incorporating solar technology into existing areas, like the top of multi-story carparks, on landfills and on decommissioned industrial plants. Artists are turning the ‘hide-it’ philosophy on its head. Next year, Land Art Generator plans to unveil the 100-foot tall “Arch of Time” in a Houston park. Made from black solar panels, the arch will provide shade while generating energy to power 40 nearby homes. The installation will also act as a clock, projecting the sun’s rays in alternating colours. This beautiful sensory experience will provide clean energy and inspire wonder for a post-carbon truth.


Caroline Langley

Investment Director

I have over 16 years of experience in the private client industry and 14 of those are with Quilter Cheviot where I have worked since 2006. I manage private client portfolios (taxable accounts, ISAs and JISAs, trusts, SIPPs, small charities and offshore bonds) working with clients directly or alongside advisers. I am also Deputy Fund Manager for the award-winning Climate Assets Balanced Fund and the Climate Assets Growth Fund.

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