Blue rings warn of sea level rise

Tourist landmarks signal consequence of global warming

Author: Pat
13th February 2012
 

Blue rings placed around London provide a stark warning of the dangers of sea level rise.

The rings are the work of artist Michael Pinsky in an installation known as ‘PLUNGE’. Each neon ring is precisely 28 metres above current sea level.

each ring marks a 90-foot sea level rise

Why? Well, Michael took the year 3012 as a starting point. Consensus is if global warming trends continue, by the dawn of the next millennium glaciers will be gone and temperatures soaring way above those of today.

It’s the corresponding 90-foot sea level rise that is marked by the PLUNGE rings.

The artist chose historic landmarks for his nightmare vision, partly to highlight that the Capital’s familiar sights will be a thing of the past. For example, there’s a ring of ‘blue fire’ on the column at Paternoster Square next to St Paul’s Cathedral and the London Stock Exchange.

Rings can also be found at the Seven Dials Sundial pillar in Covent Garden, and the Duke of York’s column adjoining St James’s Park and just yards from Buckingham Palace.

You can see the PLUNGE rings in their place around London until March 3rd 2012. There’s further reading on the artist Michael Pinsky and his prolific body of work at www.michaelpinsky.com.

 
 
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