Photo Exhibition Through the Eyes of the Gyrfalcon

What will the northern region look like in the decades to come, as it is warming up considerably faster than the rest of the world?

What will the northern region look like in the decades to come, as it is warming up considerably faster than the rest of the world? 

The photo exhibition brings a bird’s-eye view of how climate change will affect nature, livelihoods and local people’s lives in the north.

In the north, climate change is already visible both in nature and people’s daily lives. The winters are milder, and very low sub-zero temperatures are less frequent. The environment is already changing at such a rapid rate that over one human generation, open fells become overgrown with young forest, a lake with clear waters turns a turbid brown, and cyprinids, perches and pikes swim into the fish trap instead of salmon.

Through the eyes of the gyrfalcon gathers for the first time together information about the impact of climate change on the Barents region, or Northern Norway and Finnish and Swedish Lapland. The exhibition offers information of a completely new kind, as no targeted analysis of the rising temperatures or impact of climate change on the Barents region environment has been produced before. It also gives a voice to inhabitants of this region.

The exhibition combines impressive photographic art and scientific information, offering the viewer a visually interesting opportunity for learning.

 

Ministry of the Environment, Aleksanterinkatu 7

on the windows and online: barentsnature.fi 

2.-29.8.2024

Free of charge