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Contemporary environmental paintings
Meltdown - Fish - Pacific Salmon - Glaciers by Mary Jane Jessen
  Meltdown  (2007)
Subject: Fish - Pacific Salmon - Glaciers
Dimensions (inches): 48 x 36 x 2
Medium: Collage, ink print from sockeye, oil paint on canvas
Description: Contemporary society's consumption of fossil fuels is causing a steady increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide, as a result, the Earth's temperature is rising. Because of this phenomenon, a global meltdown of mountain glaciers is happening at an unprecedented geological rate. To put this into perspective, the Earth's oceans make up 96.8% of the total water volume. Only 3.2% of the planet's water is potable, of which 2.4% is locked in the glaciers and .8% is in the groundwater, lakes, biosphere, soil moisture, atmosphere and rivers. Within the next half-century, British Columbia's rivers and streams could virtually dry up, which could decimate many of our natural resources including the Fraser River sockeye.

Healey, Michael, ed. Seeking Sustainability in the Lower Fraser Basin: Issues and Choices. Vancouver: Institute for Research and the Environment, Westwater Research, 1999. p. 175.
Gore, Al. An Inconvenient Truth. New York, NY: Rodale, 2006. pp. 30, 37, 58
Original Available For Sale: Yes

Limited Edition Available: No
Conservation Committment: 15% (Artist commits to donating the indicated portion of proceeds to conservation)
This artwork is dedicated to: Raincoast Conservation Society  


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