Ice Watches Installed in Copenhagen

31.10.2014

On the square of the Danish capital special watches have been installed. No, they do not count minutes and seconds. These watches are calling humanity to pay attention to the problems associated with global climate change. Dozen large chunks of ice are installed on the central square of Copenhagen initiated by the authors installation - geologist Minicoy Rosing and artist Olafur Eliasson. Ice for those watches was specifically collected in the fjords of Greenland. This piece of conceptual art makes clear the existing problem of climate - temperature rise, melting glaciers and rising sea levels.

Ice Watches Installed in Copenhagen

Installation was timed to coincide with the passing in Copenhagen events accompanying the output of the fifth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change from 27th to 31st of October. This report is a scientific research on climate change and its consequences. Ice watches took 100 tons of land ice for construction. So much ice, according to scientists, melts on Earth every hundredth of a second. The authors note that with the help of science and technology mankind has been able to destabilize the Earth's climate. But this is not the reason to go back to the stone age, because with their help we can now understand the mechanisms of change and reverse this process.