For the second of 4 LIVE Broadcasts made over the course of a year (December 2010 – November 2011), Harrison interprets the unusually cold weather experienced in the UK in December 2010. By observing the short-term impact these conditions had on retail sales in the run-up to Christmas, she raises questions about the long-term effect of capitalism on climate change. (Duration: 10:30)

Broadcast LIVE (via Skype) from her studio in Glasgow to the Center for Book Arts in New York where the two founders and curators of the SP Weather Station project, Natalie Campbell and Heidi Neilson, were busy compiling their 2010 ‘Weather Report’.

The Effect of the Weather on the Market / The Effect of the Market on the Weather

Taking on the role of ‘remote correspondent’, Harrison gives her own interpretation of the unusual weather experienced in the UK in December 2010: the coldest December on record. Using data drawn from the Met Office and the Office for National Statistics, she observes the short-term impact these conditions had on retail sales in the run-up to Christmas, in the hope of raising questions about the bigger picture: the long-term effect of capitalism on climate change.

UK Weather Report (2011)