Copenhagen Ice Bear

The life-size polar bear, carved from ice by the Ice Bear Project in Copenhagen to showcase the melting of the polar ice caps due to global warming. Carved out of ice on December 5, it has been melting since then, revealing the bronze skeleton sculpture inside.

The ice bear stands at the head of a visually stunning photographic exhibition, its creators say, that leads visitors to the events taking place in the Arctic Tent set up by wildlife conservation society WWF in Copenhagen for the duration of the climate change summit in the Danish capital.

“In touching this sculpture everyone can become sculptors and make a direct connection with the bear and its ice-locked kingdom. We hope that this creative act will bring home to each person how humanity has the power to affect the delicate balance of nature,” the Ice Bear Project, a not-for-profit arts organisation, said on its website.


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Amazing pictures of electrical storms in the Chaiten volcano


Lightning bolts appear above and around the Chaiten volcano as seen from Chana, some 30 kms (19 miles) north of the volcano, as it began its first eruption in thousands of years, in southern Chile May 2, 2008. Cases of electrical storms breaking out directly above erupting volcanoes are well documented, although scientists differ on what causes them. Picture taken May 2, 2008.



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