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Copenhagen ice installation a global warming 'wake-up call'

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

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson teamed up with geologist Minik Rosning to create a unique ice installation in Copenhagen’s Rådhuspladsen on Sunday, to highlight the realities of climate change. The team transported twelve huge blocks of inland ice from Greenland and arranged them in a clock formation to give a ‘physical wake-up call’ to those who could see and hear the ice melting. One hundred tonnes of ice were used in the project, the quantity of inland ice that melts every hundredth of a second. Read more: thelocal.dk