Hundreds strip on glacier to protest global warming

Living sculpture: hundreds of naked volunteers express the vulnerability of glaciers and human life in a warming world.Six hundred people recently shed their clothes on a glacier in the Swiss Alps to protests against global warming.

Without clothes, the human body is vulnerable, exposed, its life or death at the whim of the elements. Global warming is stripping away our glaciers and leaving our entire planet vulnerable to extreme weather, floods, sea-level rise, global decreases in carrying capacity and agricultural production, fresh water shortages, disease and mass human dislocations.

The nude volunteers posed for Greenpeace and renowned installation artist Spencer Tunick on the Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland.

Tunick said: “I want my images to go more than skin-deep. I want the viewers to feel the vulnerability of their existence and how it relates closely to the sensitivity of the world’s glaciers”.

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  • alaa

    hi

  • Elaine O’Farrell

    Thank You to Greenpeace for being on the front line of protecting our environment. Happiness or Money this is the question. Very different agendas? D
    o we need governments?