Thirty years ago, a man named TIME Planet Earth of the Year, an artist Christo wrapped in plastic ground cover on a beach on Long Island, NY. For this special week cover the number on Climate Change, sands of time he returned – even if this time on the east coast of Toyko. Japanese sand sculptors Toshihiko Hosaka and his seven-member team spent 14 days preparing the 98-foot cover 65-foot-long in the playground area of the former middle school Iioka in Iioka, Asahi. The school, a few hundred yards from the Pacific Ocean, closed after the earthquake in eastern Japan in 2011. But the natural disasters that threatened the Hosaka project ran slower, but no less lethal, the cover will change triggers a warning. “The greatest enemy of my work is the heat,” said Hosaka, who began the construction of the sculpture, on August 9, when the temperatures hit 96. “I have over 20 years making sand sculptures were and most of my work is outdoors. I think the heat is increased compared with before. ” Hosaka spent a day preparing the ground and two days to determine the design. The process involves sculpting sand for 8 hours a day rake that made the team for seven days followed by two days of development. The entire roof was photographed filming able 4K video at a camera Pro 4 Phantom drone. “We form letters, chassis parts and ground with shovels, forks and rakes for gardening use,” said Hosaka, who graduated in sculpture from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. “It ‘was necessary to wipe always moisturize because if the bottom is not formed. It’ a great job. I cut a bit ‘and threw him with a drone balance and depth adjust. A spray powder is thinly sprayed on the finished piece. This spray is used for road construction. This will encourage a bit ‘and resist drought. “the typhoon that hit Japan in mid-August by more than” little’ rain ‘but. With climate change, extreme weather events around the world have become more frequent and intense, and Typhoon Krosa had the image Hosaka and his team have been working for two weeks, “We were all worried,” Deleted recalls the artist. “But the course changed a bit ‘and we were able to avoid a direct hit.” This is an article in a series on the state of the global response to climate change. Read the rest of the stories and register for one.five, TIME climate change newsletter.