THE ICE sculpture of a polar bear will be on display in a Strathclyde Country Park on Saturday, November 6.

Designed and crafted by artist Kate Plumb, the sculpture aims to raise awareness of climate change in the build up to the COP26 conference in Glasgow.

Kate will be photographing and filming the sculpture as it melts and will discuss the impact of global warming on the environment and on endangered arctic animals, like polar bears. 

She said: "I am an artist who works in ice making sculptures to raise awareness around climate issues especially of endangered arctic animals. The melting of the sculptures is an important part of the installations bringing to awareness the potential loss of species and habitat with the passage of time."

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North Lanarkshire Council depute leader Paul Kelly said: “Kate’s beautiful sculpture will be an interesting talking point for visitors to Strathclyde Country Park as the COP26 conference on climate changes takes place a few miles away in Glasgow.

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“It is an ideal way to focus attention on the impact of climate change on the environment, both in unique places like the arctic but also in our own communities. The council has declared a climate emergency and set a net zero target of 2030, and we are working to reduce emissions and our carbon footprint across all aspects of our facilities and services.”

Kate will be at Strathclyde Country Park from 11am and 4.30pm with the sculpture, which will be on display in front of the Watersports Centre.

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