It's not a belief system; it's observable scientific facts.
I created a melting ice crown for Zev to wear, in order to raise awareness and keep the conversations alive about the warming of our atmosphere and the devastating effect it’s having on our home planet. We as humans are absolutely destroying planet Earth without a shadow of doubt. I’ve lived a sustainable lifestyle as far back as I can remember and being kind to our planet was instilled into me from my childhood days. I may not be an activist who stands on the streets of cities with a megaphone, shouting about climate change, but I actively live a lifestyle that supports and nurtures our planet. I raise awareness through my art works and the melting Ice Crown that I’ve created for Zev will serve as a piece of art to encourage talks in a positive way. Besides... Zev is an Emperor and I think the crown rather suits him.
Scientists have shown us indisputable evidence that Planet Earth is warming up, and it’s linked directly to our activities and lifestyles as humans. The biggest cause in particular, the emission of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels.
The snows of Kilimanjaro have melted more than 80 percent since 1912. Glaciers in the Garhwali Himalaya in India are melting so fast that scientists believe that most Central and Eastern Himalayan glaciers would almost disappear by 2035. Arctic sea ice has thinned significantly over the past half century, with a recent decline of 10 percent in the past 30 years.
Spring freshwater ice breakup in the Northern Hemisphere now occurs 9 days earlier, and autumn freeze-up 10 days later. The melting of snow and frost has caused the ground to subside more than 15 feet in parts of Alaska. From the Arctic to Peru, from Switzerland to the equatorial glaciers of Man Jaya in Indonesia, giant ice fields, glaciers, and sea ice are disappearing, faster than ever before. We are close to the point of no return and our eco system becoming inhabitable.
Using 20 years of recently declassified satellite data, scientists have calculated that the world’s 220,000 mountain glaciers are losing more than 328 billion tons (298 billion metric tons) of ice and snow per year since 2015. This loss is a direct result of the increased levels of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.
Alaska’s melt rates are among the highest on the planet, with the Columbia glacier melting permanently around 115 feet (35 meters) a year. According to three-dimensional satellite measurements, glaciers around the world are melting faster, losing around 31% more snow and ice per year than they did 15 years ago.
“Ten years ago, we were saying that the glaciers are the indicator of climate change, but now actually they’ve become a memorial of the climate crisis.” - Michael Zemp, World Glacier Monitoring Service Director.