Published By: Climate change | The Guardian Link: http://https://www.findclimateanswers.com/icebergs-ahead-olafur-eliasson-brings-the-frozen-fjord-to-britain/
The Scandinavian artist is tackling climate change by transporting centuries-old Greenland icebergs to the banks of the Thames – allowing people to smell and taste the earth’s air before it was polluted
Olafur Eliasson is putting the chill into climate change. The revered Scandinavian artist has placed 24 large blocks of centuries-old ice, harvested from the Nuup Kangerlua fjord in Greenland, in a circle outside the Tate Modern in London, with another six on display in the City.
The purpose of Ice Watch London, a collaboration with award-winning Greenlandic geologist Minik Rosing, is to bring the effects of climate change closer to home, putting people in direct contact with its effects so that they can feel – and even sniff and lick – the ice as it slowly melts away.