An interactive installation by Chin Chih Yang
August 1, 2009, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Union Square Park near 14th Street
New York City
On August 1, experience the melting of Earth’s ice at Burning Ice, an interactive ice environment by Chin Chih Yang. You are invited to cool down on a giant ice bench while your human warmth melts the frozen water—a mirror of how human activity is hastening the melting of the world’s great ice deposits.
The rapid melting of ice in the Arctic, Greenland, and elsewhere due to climate change is occurring at an ever-increasing rate. Higher sea levels, widespread coastal flooding, and the inundation of Lower Manhattan are very real possibilities. Burning Ice is designed to increase awareness of the importance of Earth’s ice to us all.