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Global Warming research

January 26, 2009

Polar bear 'stranded' on The Thames

A life-like 16ft high sculpture of an iceberg featuring a stranded polar bear
This giant sculpture of a polar bear stranded on a block of ice floated 7.5 miles from Greenwich towards the centre of London to highlight the problem of melting ice caps. The bear was also promoting the launch of a new television channel dedicated to natural history.

A total of 15 artists spent two months constructing the 20ft by 20ft square structure, which was launched at 6:30am before travelling up the Thames, stopping besideTower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. The structure weighing, 1.5 tonnes, was winched into place.

The event coincides with the Eden Channel's Fragile Earthseries, presented by Sir David Attenborough. I felt this was a great way to force people to think about global warming.

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