1. The Challenge
British Antarctic Survey Scientists must brave the extreme environment of the polar ice caps to drill, analyse and preserve cylinders of ice from Antarctica that record past climate change and help us predict the future.
image montage of polar zero (2021-09) by Pete BucktroutUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
2. The Solution
Ice-cores are a repository of scientific and cultural data reflecting humanity’s engagement with the polar regions, uncovering mysteries embedded in the ice. These works could give us a better understanding of humanity’s impact on the natural environment and its climate systems.
Polar Zero - Artist Wayne Binitie (2019) by Ben RichardsonUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
Artist Wayne Bintie explains his fascination with ice.
Polar Zero - Dr Robert Mulvaney (2021-07) by Ben RichardsonUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
Dr Robert Mulvaney, Science Leader at the British Antarctic Survey, talks about art and science.
ice core illustration (2021-09) by Jamie Oliver, Pete BucktroutUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
3. Going Forward
Our exhibition is designed to further people's engagement with climate change on an emotional level.
Polar Zero - Jo da Silva (2021-07) by Ben RichardsonUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
Jo Da Silva, Global Sustainable Development Leader at Arup, discusses how art can expound our emotional engagement with climate change.
antarctic ice core by Robert MulvaneyUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
An Antarctic ice core is a unique record of the Earth's past climate history.
Antarctic field campUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
Scientists camp deep in Antarctic's interior.
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