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The Loss of the Hidden World

12 Feb 2023 @ 13:40 - 14:10

XPF-Robbie-Shone-Seminar
Overview :
The beautiful, spectacular and unique ice caves and the European Alps glacier caves are some of the best in the world. For thousands of years, they have sat silently beneath the rocky mountainous landscape, coolly archiving information about changes... more

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The beautiful, spectacular and unique ice caves and the European Alps glacier caves are some of the best in the world. For thousands of years, they have sat silently beneath the rocky mountainous landscape, coolly archiving information about changes to the environment above. These awe-inspiring, little-seen landscapes have historically been farmed for ice, and in the last century, they have provided a source of tourism. Today, they are threatened by warming temperatures rising twice as fast in the Alps as compared to the global average. Over the last few decades, the ice has declined rapidly, which will continue.

The public is used to hearing about the loss of glaciers, ice sheets, permafrost and sea ice, but ice caves are also an essential part of the cryosphere that will soon be a distant memory. Recently, they have also become an essential avenue for scientific research, but the clock is also ticking for the scientists working to understand them.

For me, as a photographer, caves are unique. They sit there for hundreds of thousands of years, quietly and silently existing, whilst significant changes come and go and take place on the surface: In short, they’re well connected to the surface but also well protected from the surface. I hope my photography raises awareness of their sad demise and inspires people to act now to prevent other parts of the planet from suffering the same effects.

Basics

Title
The Loss of the Hidden World
Speaker
Robbie Shone
Date
12 Feb 2023
Time
13:40 - 14:10
Duration
30 min
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Venue

Expo Centre
Sharjah
61110
United Arab Emirates
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Phone
+971 65 123456

All presentations and talks are in the Auditorium at Xposure International Photography & Film Festival, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Attending the auditorium requires a Festival Pass
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