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Air Bear

May 2, 2010

Artist Joshua Allen Harris provides a social commentary on climate change via polar bears, one of the most commonly associated symbols. These bears are crafted out of plastic shopping bags, and are tied to grates, inflating when air passes through them. This creates a parallel with the effects of climate change on ecosystems and biodiversity, as these inflatable bears seemingly ‘die’ over and over again.

On the topic of polar bears and climate change, here’s what St. Louis Zoo has done to raise some awareness on the issue.


Replace real polar bears with electronic ones.

One of the lines in the article which leapt out at me was, “Will electronic proxies be all that will be left for the future generation to know about these majestic white bears?”

Think about it.

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  1. Mellow permalink*
    May 3, 2010 4:56 pm

    Very interesting!

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