Artist to install Greenland ice at Paris climate talks

The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is planning to install a huge 'ice clock' in Paris ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference which begins on 30 November.

100 tonnes of inland ice melts every hundredth of a second in Greenland.

100 tonnes of inland ice melts every hundredth of a second in Greenland. Image by Kristine Riskær / CC BY 2.0

Replicating a similar stunt he carried out Copenhagen last year, the artist will harvest 12 ten-tonne blocks of ice from a fjord near Nuuk, Greenland, and will arrange them as a clock-face on the city’s Place de la Republique, where they'll be left to melt. Eliasson and geologist co-organiser Minik Thorleif Rosing say the installation is intended to give a 'physical wake-up call', and the ice used in the project is one tenth of the ice that melts every second in Greenland during summer. Read more:

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