09 Sep '11, 1pm

Arctic blog: Climate change is literally eating into the body of our civilisation #SaveTheArctic

Georgia Hirsty writes about her role in the recreation of Vitruvian Man. She's a deckhand aboard the Arctic Sunrise, at 80 degrees north. Everything north of Holland was new territory for me. I’d never seen the ice and could barely imagine it. When I asked a shipmate of mine what it was like, he said: “you feel how old it is, how untouched.” I was on watch when the first iceberg was spotted, just a shadowy, jagged outline far on the horizon. Within what seemed like minutes, the horizon was white and growing. We’d found the ice. The iceberg had come from the shadows and become a mountain of blue and white angles. It was mesmerizing. The bridge slowly became populated with people until nearly the entire crew was pressed against the windows or braving the frozen winds on the wings. I was in silent, elated awe. John Quigley briefed the crew about the significance of drawing Vi...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/vitruvian-man-2...

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