Tag Archives: Environment

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Rain – a bronze statue by Ukrainian artist Nazar Bilyk featuring a man with a gigantic glass raindrop perched on his upturned face, like a lens or maybe a crystal ball. The artist sez of it:

The raindrop is a symbol of the dialogue which connects a man with a whole diversity of life forms. The figure has a loose and porous structure and relates to dry land, which absorbs water. In this work I play with scale, making a raindrop large enough to compare a man with an insect, considering that man is a part of nature. Moreover, this work concerns the question of interaction and difficulties in coexistence of man with environment.


The reason for the radical reappraisal of ice melting in Asia is the different ways in which the current and previous studies were conducted. Until now, estimates of meltwater loss for all the world’s 200,000 glaciers were based on extrapolations of data from a few hundred monitored on the ground. Those glaciers at lower altitudes are much easier for scientists to get to and so were more frequently included, but they were also more prone to melting.

The Himalayas And Nearby Peaks Have Lost No Ice In Past 10 Years, Study Shows (Damian Carrington, Guardian)