"On Thin Ice" - Norwegian Polar Institute Climate Change Exhibition Launch

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"On Thin Ice", a photographic exhibiton by the Norwegian Polar Institute, captures the dramatic climate changes occurring in the Arctic today. Councillor Mark Ward, the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, will launch the exhibition at 6.30pm on Thursday. 10th January.

After the launch, there will be a few short talks including first-hand experiences of the impact of climate change in the Arctic from the Norwegian Ambassador to Irelan, Else Eikland, and how we can work within civil society to address this existential threat. There will be time for questions and answers at the end, and light refreshments will be served.

All welcome.

In the winter of 2015, the Norwegian Polar Institute allowed its research vessel to freeze into the ice at 83 degrees north, halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. On board were 68 scientists from 11 different countries, 27 support staff and a ship's crew of 20. For six months, the ship drifted with ice while the scientists carried out numerous tests and studied the ice at close range in an effort to understand why it is melting so much faster than before. The work of analysing and understanding the data will continue for several years.

 

The stunning images and story of this unique frozen exhibiton will be on display in the exhibition "On Thin Ice" at the County Library, Tallaght during the month of January.

Location

County Library, Tallaght

Date

This event takes place on 10 January 2019, 6:30PM

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