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THIS frigid scene within the Coast mountains in British Columbia, Canada, is a sight to behold – however take pleasure in it whilst you can because it will not be like this for for much longer.

When snow falls in locations like this, it turns into compacted into thick ice that flows over the land and kinds a glacier, creating big reservoirs of water that maintain life when melting happens. These are an historical and very important useful resource.

The method of glaciation has been taking place all through most of Earth’s historical past. However many of those icy relics are liable to being lost, says photographer and artist Edward Burtynsky. That’s the message behind this picture, on show within the New Works exhibition on the Flowers Gallery in London from 28 February until 6 April.

Burtynsky took the shot from a helicopter and was shocked to see that the glaciers had receded dramatically in contrast with 20 years in the past, when he final visited. The glaciers on this vary date way back to 150,000 years, however they’re shrinking quickly due to warming on account of human exercise.

“When that’s gone, it’s gone, and the entire ecosystem and the entire life system will change without end,” says Burtynsky. His photographs are designed to function a reminder of what has been misplaced, he says. New Works additionally focuses on soil erosion in Turkey and the influence of coal mining on Australia.

Burtynsky is at the moment displaying in one other exhibition in London, Extraction/Abstraction. This additionally explores the human influence on the planet and is on the Saatchi Gallery till 6 Could.


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