Glaciers - The most significant representation of climate change - Part 1
Published 12th November 2010 - 1 comments - 2706 views -
Most of the time, art and science stare at each other with mutual incomprehension. There is a great confusion.
Art looks at the world through aesthetic and phsycic eyes, while science tends to look at the world through rational, quantitative and measurable.
Bringing those two parts of human understanding together to understand humanities relationship with nature is difficult, but essential.
Photography, videos and films have big powers to understand and shape the way we think about nature.
What is ice for us?
It represents pureness, beauty, light, white and many other things…
It also is a very good indicator of the effects of climate change. Climate change is a really abstract thing in the most of the world. If its raining more or less, if its hotter or colder… The changes in ices are very visible, photograpable, measurable.
95% of glaciers of the world are retreating or shrinking. It is observed and measured…
The tragedy is that general public thinks that scientists argue about that. But no, it is a fact. Ice bergs breaking, melting, turning into global sea level.
Nature photographer James Balog arranged 25 time lapse cameras to record the changes in the ice glaciers… It is a big project with 33 cameras, 16 glaciers, 30 people, 32 expedition, 1,000 + field days…
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