A virtual visit to the Svalbard Archipelago where the user experiences how much the polar region has changed already. He can freely explore the island, coming across all kinds of examples of the consequences of climate change, which are explained directly on site.
Even a helicopter trip over part of the archipelago is part of the VR experience. ARCTIC MELTDOWN is VR reconstruction of an island in the Svalbard Archipelago, technically based on BEAMFORGE and the current iteration of the UNREAL ENGINE. The user can freely explore the environment and discover it from any angle.
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ARCTIC MELTDOWN wants to raise awareness of the topic of Global Warming and visualizes current findings from NASA, which has continuously observed the Arctic since the late 1970s.
The VR experience is illustrated with excerpts from the impressive ARCTIC AWAKENING documentary by Jessica Cheam (founder and managing director of Eco-Business.com). Her expedition to Svalbard was part of the Sustainability-Initiative of the ArtScience Museum, Singapore.
The fastest warming Region on Earth
The consequences of global warming in the Arctic, the polar ice cap of the North Pole, include rapidly rising water temperatures, receding glaciers, thawing permafrost and melting sea ice. At 23 degrees Celsius (73.4 °F) in Svalbard in July 2020, the warmest temperature to date has been measured since the start of weather recording.
The warming of the Arctic is accompanied by numerous feedbacks, which in turn affect the extent of the warming, which leads to an ever accelerating melting of the Arctic ice and an increase in the sea water level. In addition to the catastrophic, global consequences, serious consequences are expected for people living in the Arctic.
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