In Brief

Ice blocks calved from receding glaciers were moved to Copenhagen City Hall Square to bring attention to global climate change

In a meeting of art and science, artist Olafur Eliasson and Geology Professor Minik Thorleif of Copenhagen University have collaborated on a massive undertaking to bring attention to rising global temperatures with an installation.

Historical legend has it that the Vikings who discovered both lands named the warm and pleasant Iceland to keep others away, and named ice-bound and harsh Greenland for similar propaganda purposes. Which is one reason it’s so alarming that global warming has rendered Greenland actually green during the summer for the past several years.

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