Kategoriarkiv: ClimART


Guardian nov 14

Guardian: The discussions in Paris in 2015 will be informed by the latest climate science. In our play 2071, which recently completed its inaugural run at the Royal Court theatre in London, directed by Katie Mitchell, we explore the science, its implications and the options before us. A key aim is to leave the audience better placed to participate in the public discourse, in which we all need to play a part.

Climate change is a controversial subject that can raise strong emotions. We are all susceptible to being less open-minded and rational about it than we may appreciate. The climate system is very complex, yet its discussion is often oversimplified. There are gaps in our knowledge, and many scientific uncertainties, some of which are fundamentally unknowable. This makes it extremely difficult to predict precisely what the future holds and to determine exactly what actions, if any, to take. In addition there are economic considerations, political implications and ethical questions that further complicate the way forward.




Interdisciplinary Collaboration Turns Climate Data into Art

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CCNY: Exhibit at CCNY uses digital design, computer game and audio technologies to make polar data more accessible and more compelling

Scientific research produces reams of data that the average person has little contact with and less hope of interpreting. Members of The City College of New York art and music departments have collaborated with a colleague and prominent climate change researcher on an innovative project that uses their creative talents to make his findings more accessible and compelling.

This cross-disciplinary group of professors and students from CCNY has translated raw polar research data into an immersive art exhibit of sights, sounds and computer games. More

Polarseeds – exhibit website

Climate Desk: SLIDESHOW: Climate Science, Meet Art Gallery

A Quest to Document Earth’s Disappearing Glaciers

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Yale Environment 360: For James Balog, it all began with a 2005 National Geographic assignment to photograph the world’s rapidly retreating glaciers. That story brought home to him the severity of glacial retreat worldwide and instilled in him a desire to “preserve the visual memory” of a world of ice fading from view.

The result was the Extreme Ice Survey, a project launched in 2007 that has involved the deployment of time-lapse cameras on four continents to record, every half hour during daylight, the shrinking of the world’s glaciers.

TED Talks: James Balog: Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss, Filmed Jul 2009 • Posted Sep 2009 • TEDGlobal 2009

Glacial Balance in the Andes

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“Glacial Balance” will take us on a journey along the Andes – from Argentina to Colombia, dropping in on the lives of the villages and cities that depend on snow-melt, and in times of drought, glacial melt, for drinking water, irrigation, hydro-electric energy, etc. The goal is to put a human face, real-life stories and feelings, to the effects we are feeling from glacial decline. Regardless of whether its cause is global warming, mining contamination, volcanic ash, or a mixture of these factors, the glacial reserve is diminishing. The film’s goal is to open eyes and minds. Spark action in individuals, organizations, and governments that would otherwise be indifferent to the cause. A way for the everyday man to understand and feel something about the disappearing tropical glacier reserve and see it as the first link in a chain reaction that could have drastic consequences.

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A link between climate change and Joplin tornadoes? Never.


YouTube: an op-ed by Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org, narrated and illustrated by Stephen Thomson of Plomomedia.com

Bill McKibben published a must-read op-ed in The Washington Post last month about the connection between climate change and recent extreme weather events. Now Stephen Thomson has combined McKibben’s words with striking footage of the events he writes about. The result is a chilling must-see video:

Wasington Post: A link between climate change and Joplin tornadoes? Never!

Onkalo: Final disposal of spent nuclear fuel

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Every day, the world over, large amounts of high-level radioactive waste cre- ated by nuclear power plants is placed in interim storage, which is vulnerable to natural disasters, man-made disasters, and to societal changes. In Finland the world’s first permanent repository is being hewn out of solid rock – a huge system of underground tunnels – that must last 100,000 years as this is how long the waste remains hazardous.

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ONKALO is Underground Rock Characterisation Facility being built for rock characterisation for the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel. Read more. Posiva Finland

Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant


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Carbon Nation – The Movie


Carbon Nation doesn’t waste time arguing that climate change is real and caused by humans, the film steps right into what can be done about it. The main theme — that it makes simple, good business sense to use energy more efficiently and to find alternatives to fossil fuels — is developed on economic arguments. Fossil fuels are getting more expensive and we must find alternatives. When evaluated on basic economics, the new fuels are nearly always renewable energy sources.

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Beyond the brink

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Beyond the Brink is a young filmmaker’s take on the climate change debate. 18-year-old Ross Harrison spent a year chasing up experts, studying the news and filming to create a short documentary that answers the ever-pressing questions, are we really causing climate change, and who cares?

The result is a 40 minute film the knowns and the unknowns of the science, about the risks, and about being hopeful for the future too. Interviews with Sir David Attenborough, Mark Lynas, David Shukman, Prof Dieter Helm, the UK Youth Climate Coalition, and Ross’ grandparents among others, offer fresh perspectives on a subject that saturates the media, divides the public, and yet is still meaningless to many.

At a time when the hype is blowing over and people feel put off by scandals, Beyond the Brink seeks to lay out how things really stand now. Beyond the Brink is a not-for-profit production available for free for anyone to watch and use.

Continue: http://www.beyondthebrink.org/

70 Percent of Himalayan Glaciers Gone by Next Century

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In January, when the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change acknowledged that it was wrong in predicting that the glaciers of the Himalayas could be gone by 2035, skeptics of global warming used the error to assert that much of climate science was a fraud.

Next month, though, the Asia Society Museum opens a month long exhibition in New York of alpine photographs by David Breashears that are the strongest visual proof ever compiled that climate scientists may have been aggressive in predicting the rate of glacial melting at the top of the world, but not by much.

Breashears’ work, collected by the museum in “Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalayas,” documents the rapid retreat of one of the world’s thickest and most important sheets of ice. A mountaineer, Breashears has scaled the world’s tallest mountains to take photographs of dozens of glaciers from the same perches that great photographers of the early and mid-20th century used to shoot the highest, and some of the longest glaciers in the world.

Continue: Circle of  Blue

Exhibition Website:  Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya

Filmmaker Takes on Plight of ‘Climate Refugees’

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There is a new phenomenon in the global arena called “Climate Refugees”. A climate refugee is a person displaced by climatically induced environmental disasters. Such disasters result from incremental and rapid ecological change, resulting in increased droughts, desertification, sea level rise, and the more frequent occurrence of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, cyclones, fires, mass flooding and tornadoes. All this is causing mass global migration and border conflicts. For the first time, the Pentagon now considers climate change a national security risk and the term climate wars is being talked about in war-room like environments in Washington D.C.

As developed and developing nations try and work out a climate deal in Copenhagen, award-winning filmmaker Michael Nash will be screening his new documentary film, “Climate Refugees”, a project that took him and his film crew around the world for nearly three years documenting the plight of the people who have been forced to migrate, and giving a haunting picture of the future.


Sinking Sundarbans

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12 January 2010

The devastating impact of climate change on people living at the mouth of the river Ganges is being brought powerfully into focus in a new exhibition by a Tearfund photographer.

Peter Caton has recorded the human cost of rising sea levels and shifting weather patterns in the Sundarbans, a 20,000-square kilometre area of mangrove forest between India and Bangladesh that’s home to 4 million people.

By 2020, it’s estimated that 30,000 people will lose their homes here and that 15 per cent of the Sundarbans’ habitable land will succumb to the water.


For a preview of the show’s images: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/photosvideos/greenpeace-photo-essays/sinking-sundarbans-climate-v

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Copenhagen climate change conference: protests and art installations


As Danish authorities are bracing for a massive demonstration in Copenhagen expected to draw tens of thousands of people, we look at some of the many different stunts climate change activists have put on to highlight their concerns during the Copenhagen climate change conference – some humorous, others quite beautiful


24 kilometers of red blinking LED-lights in 7 meters height in the streets of Copenhagen.

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Artist: Jens Galschiøt

7 Meters is the height with which the water will rise if all the ice in Greenland melts.

The 7 Meters line is a manifestation that, using red blinking LED-light, symbolize that we are going towards a climate catastrophe. And that our politicians (and thus their voters) are not doing enough to meet the threats of Global Warming.

The purpose is to send a visual statement about the enormous consequenses our actions will have in the long run.


Earth: Art of a changing world

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Artist: Mariele Neudecker, ‘400 Thousand Generations’, 2009

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Earth: Art of a changing world is the second annual contemporary art season at 6 Burlington Gardens. The exhibition will present new and recent work from more than 30 leading international contemporary artists, including commissions and new works from the best emerging talent.


Hard Rain: Our Headlong Collision with Nature

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Presented as a 60-metre banner, the Hard Rain exhibition has been shown at over 50 venues around the world including botanic gardens, museums and city parks in East and West Europe, Scandinavia, South Africa, Australia and America.

So why is Hard Rain so stunning and so moving, and why does it feel so right? Part of the answer, of course, lies in the quality of the visual images, mostly by Edwards himself, but also by Sebastião Salgado, Chris Steele-Perkins and other photographers.

But the thematic bundling of these images with Dylan’s song could still seem gauche or exploitative were it not for two factors. The most important of these is the sheer brilliance of the dialogue Edwards has created between the words and the images, the way they synthesise into some third form that combines the stillness of a picture with the urgency of a ballad. Edwards’ conjunctions are so carefully and thoughtfully constructed that they enforce on the viewer a kind of tact that wards off mere voyeurism. (Fintan O’Toole, Irish Time)

So why is Hard Rain so stunning and so moving, and why does it feel so right? Part of the answer, of course, lies in the quality of the visual images, mostly by Edwards himself, but also by Sebastião Salgado, Chris Steele-Perkins and other photographers.

But the thematic bundling of these images with Dylan’s song could still seem gauche or exploitative were it not for two factors. The most important of these is the sheer brilliance of the dialogue Edwards has created between the words and the images, the way they synthesise into some third form that combines the stillness of a picture with the urgency of a ballad. Edwards’ conjunctions are so carefully and thoughtfully constructed that they enforce on the viewer a kind of tact that wards off mere voyeurism.

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Hard Rain exhibition and presentation at the UN Climate Conference

Kongens Nytorv, Copenhagen

6 to 18 December 2009

presented by the United Nations Environment Programme and Hard Rain Project

Exhibition opening and DVD launch

Kongens Nytorv

1pm, Sunday 6 December


Wandering Refugees

7 meters wandering refugees

Artist: Jens Galschiot, http://sevenmeters.net/

Site and duration of exhibition: The area ‘Amager Fælled’ – from November 13th to December 20th

Refugees: 10 meters tall Refugee-sculptures are placed on Fælleden 30 to 50 meters from the intersection by the Bella Center/the subway station.

Every sculpture contains of a 2 meter big copper mask, which is hung up in a mast. Attached to the mask is a 10 meters tall dress in a traditional strong African color. The dress conceals the mast, and flirts 5 meters backward from the sculpture. The sculptures are illuminated from below by strong white light, so they can be seen from big parts of Fælleden.

The installation is originally inspired by the Sudanese female refugees walking through the dessert, and is a beautiful and sad image of refugees. Here will they symbolize the 200 millions of climate refugees that UN’s Panel of Climate Change expect will come in the following 40 years.

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Artist: Jens Galschiot, http://sevenmeters.net/

More on: SevenMeters art events

The sculptor Jens Galschiot is the initiator of SevenMeters.net. Galschiot is renowned for plenty of thought-provoking inter­national art manifestations focusing on global issues, see www.aidoh.dk


Survival of the fattes

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Artist: Jens Galschiot, http://sevenmeters.net/

The sculpture ’Survival of the fattest’ is a symbol of the rich worlds (i.e. the fat woman, ‘Justicia’) self-complacent ‘righteousness’. With a pair of scales in her hand she sits on the back of starved African man (i.e. the third world), while pretending to do what is best for him.


More on: SevenMeters

The sculptor Jens Galschiot is the initiator of SevenMeters.net. Galschiot is renowned for plenty of thought-provoking inter­national art manifestations focusing on global issues, see www.aidoh.dk

RETHINK – Contemporary Art & Climate Change




RETHINK is an art project that thematizes climate changes through Nordic and international contemporary art. The project consists of a large art exhibition that presents works by Nordic and international contemporary artists working in the intersection of arts, climate changes, culture and technology.

The Nordic Culture Fund has named the exhibition The Nordic Exhibition of the Year 2009-2010. RETHINK opens in Denmark on the 31st of October as a prelude to COP15.



Lørdag den 31. oktober åbner kunstudstillingen “RETHINK – Contemporary Art & Climate Change” som et resultat af et frugtbart samarbejde mellem Statens Museum for Kunst, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Kunsthallen Nikolaj og Alexandra Instituttet.

RETHINK er en udstilling med samtidskunst i fire enkeltstående dele, der kan opleves på de tre københavnske udstillingssteder og på Moesgård Museum i Århus. Hver udstillingsdel bidrager med sin egen kunstneriske tematik, der undersøger den aktuelle klimadebat fra nye vinkler.

Udgangspunktet for RETHINK er en overbevisning om, at kunst kan fungere som katalysator for borgernes interesse og engagement i klimadebatten. Derfor er det de involverede parters forhåbning, at udstillingen kan medvirke til at forandre sit publikums holdninger ved at lægge vedkommende vinkler på en klimaproblematik, der ofte er meget svær at forholde sig til på individniveau.

Så når verdens førende politikere i december mødes til COP15-konferencen i København, vil RETHINK bidrage med en kulturel indsigt i klimaproblematikken, der går gennem oplevelser og æstetik.


Deforestation in central London

An installation featuring giant tropical tree stumps in Trafalgar square is designed to symbolise threatened rainforest trees throughout the world.

Whether you perceive them as beautiful sculptural objects or a scene of devastation, giant tree stumps from an African rainforest are the last thing you expect to see in London’s tourist (and traffic) trap, Trafalgar Square.


“Climate Change In Our World” exhibit 2009 – Earth under fire.

Ice Cave AAAS

“Climate Change in Our World” an exhibit of large-scale color photographs by Gary Braasch, from his book Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World, opens at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Headquarters in Washington DC, NOVEMBER 10, 2009.

Companion exhibit for kids, parents and school groups, “How We Know About Our Changing Climate” will highlight how scientists learn about climate change and include kids taking action, in the films “Young Voices on Climate Change.”

“Climate Change in Our World” an exhibit of color photographs ranging to 5 feet high from the book Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World premiers at AAAS Hq Atrium, November 10 through March 2010. The images are by environmental photojournalist Gary Braasch, winner of the Ansel Adams Award, who has been documenting climate change and its solutions for a decade.

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Chris Jordan Photography: Midway – Message from the Gyre

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These photographs of albatross chicks were made just a few weeks ago on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back to their young. On this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on Midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking.


‘We Are One: a celebration of tribal peoples’ published this autumn


Unique collection of indigenous wisdom, stunning photos and writing from international authors, poets, journalists and others.

We Are One is a unique collection of statements from the world’s tribal peoples, from the Yanomami of Brazil to the Penan of Malaysia and the Innu of Canada, which is supported by powerful essays and photographs from international authors, campaigners, politicians, philosophers, poets, artists, journalists, academics, anthropologists, environmentalists and photojournalists.


‘Space clown’ hosts global show

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Guy Laliberte’s event aimed to raise awareness of global water issues.

Circus entrepreneur and “first clown in space” Guy Laliberte has hosted a global artistic performance from the International Space Station (ISS).

Mr Laliberte introduced artists and speakers from 14 countries in a two-hour show aimed at drawing attention to global water shortages.

Al Gore, Bono and Salma Hayek were among those involved.

Mr Laliberte, founder of the Cirque du Soleil theatre company, is near the end of a 10-day tourist visit to the ISS.

The show, called Moving Stars and Earth for Water, was described by its organisers as a Poetic Social Mission.




more: http://www.onedrop.org/en/foundation/guy-laliberte-dream.aspx

Extreme Ice Survey – Seeing is beliving.

The Extreme Ice Survey is the most wide-ranging glacier study ever conducted using ground-based, real-time photography. EIS uses time-lapse photography, conventional photography, and video to document the rapid changes now occurring on the Earth’s glacial ice. The EIS team has installed 27 time-lapse cameras at 15 sites in Greenland, Iceland, Alaska, and the Rocky Mountains. EIS supplements this ongoing record with annual repeat photography in Iceland, the Alps, and Bolivia.


Extreme Ice Survey i Colerado, USA arbejder med fotodokumentation af isens afsmeltning i arktiske og alpine områder. Dokumentationerne sker i samarbejde med en række internationale forskningsinstitutioner, blandt andet NASA. Videoerne blev præsenteret på Københavns Universitets Climate Change Congress, marts 2009.

Carbon Counter

Our climate is changing. The scientific evidence is clear: our planet is getting warmer.1 Greenhouse gases (GHGs) – including carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone, and chlorofluorocarbons – are increasing rapidly in our atmosphere.2 Human activity such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation is a major source of these gases.3 But since we can’t see them, it’s easy to forget they are there. Out of sight, out of mind. And if we aren’t aware of these “carbon” gases, it’s easy to ignore the urgent need to reduce their emission. The Carbon Counter displays the running total amount of long-lived greenhouse gasses in the earth’s atmosphere, measured in metric tons.

Download your own carbon Counter fra DB Climate Change Advisors

100 Places to remember

“100 Places to Remember Before they Disappear” has been developed by Co+Life who is part of the CoPlus group that also includes Co+Hogh, and media and marketing companies.

The founders of Co+Life are Stine Norden and Søren Rud who are behind the successful exhibitions “Earth from Above” and “Spirit of the Wild” in Denmark.


The Turkanas of Kenya – nomadic herders in a changing climate

Belgian photographer Roger Job has documented some of the worst humanitarian crises in Africa, including the civil war in Liberia and Sudan and the trauma of Congo.

His latest project follows the Turkana pastoralists of Kenya, who are already feeling the impact of climate change. With difficulty accessing water points and pastures for their cattle, their nomadic way of life that has been largely intact for some 6,000 years is likely to be destroyed.

His images will be shown at an exhibition in the Charleroi Museum of Photography next year.


Environmental Photographer of the Year

The Environmental Photographer of the Year shares images of environmental and social issues with international audiences, enhancing our understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to climate change.

The competition encourages images of places and people that are benefitting from a changing climate, or vulnerable ecosystems and communities that are struggling with the effects. Images may examine the relationship between economic development, environmental degradation and social inequity, celebrate innovations helping us achieve environmental improvements, examine lifestyles, cultural traditions, spiritual activities and racial prejudices or celebrate the incredible variety and beauty that exists within our natural environment. They serve to remind us what we need to protect.

CIWEM (Registered Charity no. 1043409 (England & Wales) and SC038212 (Scotland)) has a history of working in environmental management dating back to 1895.


600 strip naked on glacier in global warming protest

Grrenpeace: Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland – An emergency provokes extreme responses: human beings in danger will abandon social niceties, etiquette, and the norms of acceptable behaviour to raise an alarm any way they can when lives are in danger. Today, six hundred people shed their clothes on a glacier in the Swiss Alps to bodily cry out for help against a planetary emergency: global warming.



Hvordan kan kunst og kultur bidrage med løsninger på klimaudfordringerne?
Det er et spørgsmål, som kulturminister Carina Christensen har bedt vores unge kunstnere om hjælp til at besvare.

Carina Christensen har taget initiativ til en konkurrence og en kultur- og klima-konference. Under overskriften COP Kreativ er det første gang nogensinde, at studerende fra alle Kulturministeriets kreative uddannelser samles på samme tid og sted og om én fælles udfordring: klimaforandringerne. Det sker på Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole på Holmen i København d. 26. september 2009, kl. 9.30- 03.00.

Hen over sommeren har de studerende konkurreret inden for to kategorier:

1. Erkendelse af klimaudfordringen via kunst og kultur
2. Kreative løsninger.


The Age of Stupid

“The Age of Stupid” er en nye film fra Director Franny Armstrong og Producer John Battsek.
Pete Postlethwaite spiller en mand, der bor alene i en hærget fremtidige verden i 2055. Han ser på gamle optagelser fra 2008 og spørger: hvorfor vi ikke standsede klimaændringerne, når vi havde en chance? Den vil blive frigivet i britiske biografer den 20. marts 2009, efterfulgt af andre lande.


On September 21st / 22nd, on the eve of the UN General Assembly’s climate session, The Age of Stupid will be launched internationally at the biggest simultaneous film event the world has ever seen*. We’re planning a solar-powered cinema tent in New York’s Central Park, linked by satellite to 700+ cinemas in 40+ countries…


Kirkeklokker skal slå et slag for klimaet

Når repræsentanter fra hele verden til december mødes til FN’s klimatopmøde i København, venter der dem en kimen af kirkeklokker over hele byen.

Midt under topmødet, søndag den 13. december klokken 15, opfordrer det folkekirkelige initiativ Grøn Kirke nemlig ifølge Kristeligt Pressebureau til, at alle de københavnske kirker samtidig slår 350 slag med kirkeklokkerne.

Ideen stammer fra gamle dage, hvor kirkeklokkerne blev brugt som en del af beredskabet, hvis der var krig, brand eller andre katastrofer. Og klimasituationen er netop en ny katastrofe, en trussel opstået mod Guds skaberværk, mener sognepræst Martin Ishøy fra Grøn Kirke, der arbejder på at sætte klimaet på dagsordenen i kirken.

Baggrunden for de 350 klokkeslag er, at 350 ppm (parts pr. million) regnes for det maksimale indhold af drivhusgasser i atmosfæren, hvis ikke klimaet skal løbe løbsk. I dag er det tal 387 ppm, og et af målene med klimatopmødet er at nå til enighed om en reduktion af udledningen af drivhusgasser såsom CO2, så tallet igen kan komme under 350 ppm.




Himalaya – Changing Landscapes

In the 1950s Austrian and Swiss scientists conducted extensive studies of the Everest region in Nepal. Photos taken by these scientific teams are vital in trying to understand the impact of climate change on the world’s highest mountain range, the Himalayas. Mountain geographer Alton Byers revisited the photo sites in 2007 and took replicates showing many changes. In 2008, as part of its 25th Anniversary celebrations, ICIMOD united the old and new photographs in a photo exhibition: Himalaya – Changing Landscapes.

Himalaya – Changing Landscapes photo exhibition visually demonstrates how climate change and glacial melting are affecting the highest mountain range in the world – the Himalayas. The “before and after” panorama photos show us how these mighty but vulnerable landscapes have changed in just a few decades.


It’s Our Future: Youth Activists at the Climate Advocacy Institute

Check out this amazing video from Samarjit Khanna of the Indian Youth Climate Network, and his Climate Advocacy Institute production team. This video was created as part of a 350speaks youth climate workshop in Dikili, Turkey. For three weeks, 80 activists from more than 30 countries came together to share ideas, learn new campaign and communication skills, and plan Octtober 24 events in their communities.

350.org – oct.242009

www.350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world
around solutions to the climate crisis–the solutions that justice demand.

Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis–to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet.

Our focus is on the number 350–as in parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere. But 350 is more than a number–it’s a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.


Red Alert – The Ice is Melting.

SevenMeters.net is a manifestation that, using red blinking LED-light, is to symbolize that we are going towards a climate catastrophe. And that our politicians (and thus their voters) are not doing enough to meet the threats of Global Warming.

7 Meters is the hight with which the water will rise if all the ice in Greenland melts.

15.000 red blinking LED-lights wll appear in 7 meters hight during UN’s climate summit in December 2009 in Copenhagen, we will send a visual statement about the enormous consequenses our actions will have in the long run.

It is the Danish sculptor Jens Galschiot and his art workshop (Art in Defence of Humanism, AIDOH www.aidoh.dk) who is behind the “SevenMeters”-project.

HOME – a film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

A hymn for the planet

HOME is an ode to the planet’s beauty and its delicate harmony. Through the landscapes of 54 countries captured from above, Yann Arthus-Bertrand takes us on an unique journey all around the planet, to contemplate it and to understand it. But HOME is more than a documentary with a message, it is a magnificent movie in its own right. Every breathtaking shot shows the Earth – our Earth – as we have never seen it before. Every image shows the Earth’s treasures we are destroying and all the wonders we can still preserve. “From the sky, there’s less need for explanations”. Our vision becomes more immediate, intuitive and emotional. HOME has an impact on anyone who sees it. It awakens in us the awareness that is needed to change the way we see the world. (HOME embraces the major ecological issues that confront us and shows how everything on our planet is interconnected.)

HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet.

See the film

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Deep Green på Den Frie Udstillingsbygning.

Artist : Aasa-Sonjasdotter

De udstillende kunstnere på DEEP GREEN kommer ikke nødvendigvis med en korrekt etisk eller “grøn” erklæring, men tillader i stedet muligheden for at uddybe og analysere, hvad klimaforandringerne betyder for den “grønne verdensforståelse”. Kunstnerne tager aktivt stilling til hvilke muligheder ‘klimakrisen’ skaber i forhold til at gentænke og omorganisere vores samfund eller daglige levevis: om det er teknologien eller vores adfærd, der skal løse problemerne? De udtrykker sig både gennem det eksplicitte og aktivistiske eller ved at arbejde på en mere indirekte og poetisk måde. Nogle inspirerer og motiverer, mens andre tilbyder strategier af modstand og afvisning.

Udstillingen er åben fra 18. april -17. maj 2009

Anja Franke (DK), Nils Norman (UK), Sergio Vega (BRA), Aleksandra Mir (POL), The Yes Men (US), Camilla Berner (DK), Tue Greenfort (DK), Learning Site (DK), Free-Soil (DK/D/AU/US), Åsa Sonjasdotter (SE), Andrea Polli (US).