Isen brænder (Burning ice)
The exhibition opens on 5 September 2009 and continues until 1 March 2010. The venue is the first floor of the North Atlantic House cultural centre.
The Earth’s climate is changing. Temperatures are rising at an alarming rate, and there is widespread agreement that much of this change is man-made due to greenhouse gases such as CO2 and methane. The changes are particularly visible in the Arctic with increased melting of glaciers, less sea ice and thawing of the permafrost which bear testimony to the general Arctic warming. More temperature increases are expected.
The Arctic biotope is harsh, spectacular and unique, yet incredibly delicate. Species have adapted to this part of the world over thousands of years. Polar bears, ringed seals and bowhead whales are some of the specially adapted species found in Arctic sea areas.
The ISEN BRÆNDER (“burning ice”) exhibition puts the spotlight on this topical problem area and provides an insight into which species will be affected and what the effects will be. Further information.