The following is a press release from Guardians of the Ice, which you should go follow on Instagram below.
Guardians of the Ice is a multidisciplinary art project attending to the Columbia Icefield and all that it means. The Icefield, located on the Continental Divide in the Canadian Rockies, is a significant bellwether of the accelerating effects of climate change. It is retreating faster than ever, and we are facing an unknown future, charged with stories of hope and prophecies of doom, and therefore rich with opportunity.
“Probably 80 per cent of the mountain glaciers in Alberta and British Columbia will disappear in the next 50 years,” said David Hik, Professor of Terrestrial Ecology at Simon Fraser University. This daunting prediction has inspired us to put the Columbia Icefield in the limelight with the Guardians of the Ice project. For more information visit here.
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We are artists; filmmakers, photographers, scientists and writers. The purpose of the Guardians of the Ice project is to capture the Icefield at a moment in time to give people an opportunity to think and feel more deeply about such places that are at the forefront of climate change and are directly and indirectly affecting their daily lives. #IceWaterLife #GOTI #ourstory #saveourglaciers