Changing Course Exhibition
Start Date : Monday, 04 June 2018
End Date : Thursday, 12 July 2018
Time : 9am to 12mn daily
Venue : Green Pavilion, Botany Centre, Level 1
The Changing Course exhibition has its origins in the ClimateForce: Antarctica 2018 expedition in March 2018 which was led by Sir Robert Swan, a British environmentalist and explorer who was the first man to walk to both North and South Poles.
JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE EARTH: Eco-Business founder and managing editor Jessica Cheam was part of a 14-day expedition to Antarctica which aimed to raise awareness about the global climate crisis and the urgent need to shift to more sustainable ways of living. She won a spot on the expedition as the overall winner of the CDL E-Generation Challenge 2017, a youth competition encouraging climate action.
As the last pristine wilderness on our planet, Antarctica officially belongs to no one — yet everyone has a stake in it. This remote continent is a window into both our past and future, and it is trying to tell us something. A giant, ice-covered landmass about a third the size of Asia, Antarctica’s existence is under siege. Rapid collapse of the Antarctic glaciers — due to accelerating climate change — could flood coastal cities from Jakarta to Shanghai by the end of this century.
Higher tides could bury every shoreline across the globe and create hundreds of millions of climate refugees. Asia will bear the brunt of this and this change could happen too quickly for the human race to adapt. This is why Antarctica matters. ClimateForce: Antarctica 2018 gathered some 90 people from around the world to learn from the planet’s most mysterious continent and understand how its fate is tied to humanity’s.
Changing Course documents this journey with a specially curated collection of about 70 photos and a short documentary.