Now at OODE the photography of Maarten Copper, called Arctic Textures. About this series of photography:
The temperature in the Arctic region is rising at twice the speed as the global average. The decrease in snow and sea ice exposes a darker surface. Where the traditional white polar landscape reflects most of the solar energy, the exposed darker surface increases the amount of solar energy absorbed in these areas. This is called the albedo effect. The significant regional warming of the surface again leads to continued melting of glaciers and the ice cap and the loss of sea ice.
Climate effects are simultaneous with other influences such as pollution, fishing, changes in land use, population increases, and changes in culture and economy. All these influences combined can amplify the impact on the health and well-being of both humans and ecosystems. Frequently the overall effect is greater than the sum of the individual factors, as we see for example in the case of pollutants, increased ultraviolet radiation and warmer climate. Which effects are most important and how they interact will depend on local factors in each individual region of the Arctic.