Using data from ESA’s CryoSat satellite, scientists can observe the changes in Arctic sea-ice thickness between October 2010 and March 2011. Every year, the Arctic Ocean during the winter months experiences the formation of vast amounts of floating ice, and melting during the summer months.
Artist John Quigley recreate Leonardo da Vinci’s sketch ‘The Vitruvian Man’, from copper on the Arctic sea ice, with the help of the crew of the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise. Greenpeace commissioned the work to highlight the fact that the Arctic is melting and the need for world leaders need to take urgent action on climate change. Picture: Nick Cobbing/Greenpeace