Melting Ice A Reminder of Time Running OutDecember 16th, 2009 | by Andrea Perera
Check out the latest pics (gathered by our blogger-on-the-ground Emily Gertz) of the melting Kenyan herders at the climate talks in Copenhagen. Oxfam commissioned the three-meter high sculptures — of a Maasai man and woman holding a baby — to highlight the human cost of climate change.
What once were detailed depictions are now shapeless blocks of ice. As they wane away, the sculptures serve as a powerful reminder to negotiators — who must move fast during the remainder of this week if they want to help poor communities survive climate change.