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London drowns in globally warmed art halos

by | 10th, February 2012

IN 2007, the Environment Agency looked at sea level and its effects on London and the Thames estuary. Subsidence was found to be in the region of 1-2mm a year. Waters wer ruising at around 1mm a year. Together London was being submerged at rate of 2-3mm a year.

Michael Plinksy has ideas:

Plunge by Michael Pinsky, presented by Artsadmin and LIFT, consists of a series of public light installations marking the predicted 3012 sea level on London’s iconic monuments. It is a major new work of art which invites visitors to look up and look forward 1000 years to the year 3012, when the effects of runaway climate change will have completely changed the look of our capital city.

Artist Pinsky’s work will illustrate how sea levels will have climbed by then, should we fail to heed the threat of global warming. The artwork, which resembles rings of blue fire, will be erected at 28 metres above sea level on familiar icons across London in a disturbing and dazzling vision of apocalypse.

Wow, indeed, to see how those landmarks all survived for 1000 years. and no new ones were built.

Plinksy ads that “recent studies have suggested that we could see a sea level rise of up to 2 metres by 2100, based on our current emissions trajectory”. That’s 2.2cm a year. Think big people – and if in doubt exaggerate…



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