Navigation Links
'Himalaya -- Changing Landscapes' photo exhibition draws attention to the impacts of climate change
Date:10/10/2008

10 October 2008.- During the 1950s, Austrian and Swiss scientists conducted intensive studies of the Everest region in Nepal taking photographs of the glaciers, mountains and valleys. Around the same time, the Swiss glaciologist Fritz Mller spent eight months in the region at locations above 5000 metres, studying and photographing the Himalayan glaciers.

Now, fifty years later, the black and white photographs taken by these scientists are of immense value in trying to understand the impacts of climate change on the world's highest mountain range, the Himalayas. Mountain geographer Alton Byers has revisited many of the sites of the original photographs and taken replicates, illustrating the changes in the landscape. The old and new photographs have now been united in a unique photo exhibition: 'Himalaya Changing Landscapes', currently on show at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. The exhibition is part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations for ICIMOD and has been organised in partnership with the BBVA Foundation.

"Only five decades have passed between the old and the new photographs and the changes are dramatic. Many small glaciers at low altitudes have disappeared entirely and many larger ones have lost around half of their volume. Some have formed huge glacial lakes at the foot of the glacier, threatening downstream communities in case of an outburst", says Byers.

The Himalaya Changing Landscapes photo exhibition aims to raise awareness of the impact of climate change and of the new challenges facing the mountain people. The stunning repeat panorama views of mountains and glaciers are accompanied by images of the Himalayan people and their stories, as well as photographs of the scientists conducting glacier research in the 1950s. The four-metre long photo panels making up the exhibition are located outside the Barcelona International Convention Centre, and entrance is free for conference participants and the general
'/>"/>

Contact: Javier Fernndez
comunicacion@fbbva.es
34-915-376-615
Fundacin BBVA
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Tigers disappear from Himalayan refuge
2. Nations and conservation groups seek plan to protect Ghost of the Himalayas
3. The drivers of tropical deforestation are changing, say scientists
4. Warming climate is changing life on global scale, says new study
5. Climate changing gas from some surprising microbial liaisons
6. Agriculture is changing the chemistry of the Mississippi River
7. Changing environment organizes genetic structure
8. Global deal fuels QUTs world-changing research
9. Changing the global dietary environment
10. UW science photo takes second in national contest
11. Photonic crystal biosensors detect protein-DNA interactions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)...  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD and NXTDW) ("NXT-ID" ... growing mobile commerce market, announces it has retained famous pickpocket, ... 2015 International CES debut of the Wocket™ biometric smart wallet.  ... the NXT-ID booth January 6th and 7 th , 2015, ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/86ncd6/micro_market ) has announced the ... Security Systems Market" report to their offering. ... perimeter security market is estimated to grow at a CAGR ... holds a larger share in this market, Canada ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014 The Defense Logistics Agency ... detect and prevent counterfeit microcircuits from entering into its ... an in-house microcircuit anti-counterfeit initiative dubbed DNA marking. The ... increasing their reliability throughout the supply chain. The new ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 2NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 3NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 4Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 2Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 3Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 2Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 3
... Celecoxib have come under scrutiny lately due to adverse ... fly and rat models, researchers reveal another adverse effect ... this effect is independent of the COX-2 enzyme. ... on the heart rate of Drosophila, a good model ...
... His friends used to think he was eccentric, crawling ... north-central Pennsylvania, hauling dental tools and a jack hammer. ... theyve gotten over it, and are congratulating him on ... Paleontological Society, presented at the Geological Society of Americas ...
... and scientific books and journals, was acquired by ... immediately available on www.springerlink.com along with ... than 22,000 eBooks. Beginning with the subscription year ... Press journals through Springer. All issues previously available ...
Cached Biology News:Academy volunteer wins national paleontology award 2Humana Press journals now available on SpringerLink 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... Pipette.com has added the Eppendorf Centrifuge ... of Eppendorf products. , The Eppendorf Centrifuge 5424/5424 R ... R and receive the following:, ,     Free ... Eppendorf Reference 2 ,     3 Free boxes ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Selexis SA, a serial ... Cell Banks (RCBs) used for drug discovery to commercial ... will include Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data packages. ... biologic manufacturing by ensuring the integrity of the gene, ...
(Date:1/22/2015)...  Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ), world leader ... commitment to sustainability with inclusion on a prestigious list of ... healthcare equipment company among the Corporate Knights Global 100 Most ... at Davos, Switzerland . ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Md. , Dec. 24, 2014  United Therapeutics Corporation ... Inc. (NYSE: MDT ) has submitted a ... Administration (FDA) for the use of Medtronic,s SynchroMed ® ... developed catheter) for use with United Therapeutics, Remodulin ® ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Eppendorf Announces Promotional Bundle Which Includes: Eppendorf Centrifuge 5424, 3-Pack of Pipettes, and Tips - Available Now at Pipette.com 2Selexis Generated Research Cell Banks Now Fully Sequenced Using Next-Generation Sequencing 2Varian Honored Among World's 100 Most Sustainable Corporations 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 3United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 4
... Wis. Ten $1,000 scholarships and a top prize ... young entrepreneurs in a business-plan competition sponsored by BizFilings ... Entrepreneur Foundation . , ,The contest, named Plan for the ... until May 31. They'll be judged by an independent panel. ...
... unseen battle now raging in the workplace. It pits incumbent ... who covet the traditional employment deal money, career progression ... playing the organizational game by traditional rules, e.g., long hours ... to do whatever the business requires. Only Type A's need ...
... Mirus Bio Corporation says its scientists have ... cheaply. , ,Antibodies, naturally part of the immune system, ... for diagnostics or research. Mirus' new technique, described in ... into animals, whose immune systems produce the antibodies that ...
Cached Biology Technology:Who will win the battle to redefine the workplace? 2Who will win the battle to redefine the workplace? 3Who will win the battle to redefine the workplace? 4Who will win the battle to redefine the workplace? 5
Apoptosis Detection Systems and Reagents...
... for rodent oral gavage feature soft rubber ... and trauma. Plus they are disposable, to ... risk of cross-contamination. Diameter: ... 20ga Length: ...
Bovine Serum Available Anticoagulants: N-02: Citrate N-04: Heparin (Na) N-06: K2EDTA N-08: Potassium Oxalate N-10: EDTA (Na) N-03: Alsevers N-05: ACD N-07: CPD N-09: K3EDTA N-11:...
DAPI: 4', 6-Diamino-2-phenylindole dihydrochloride. Antifade Solution: p-Phenylenediamine and glycerol in PBS solution. 0.4g/mL DAPI suspended in Antifade....
Biology Products: