ADAPTING TO MELTING GLACIERS
BIONEERS NATIONAL CONVENTION
SAN RAFAEL CA
In this commissioned work, Elder again addresses the impending disruptions of Andean Glacier Melt using a topographic model in which participants could manipulate the runoff through the terrain at the base of the mountain. Turkey basters stood in for hydraulic pumps. Spray bottles dispensed extra rainfall to simulate the warming climate. Our young civil engineers displayed tremendous ingenuity in terms of distributed storage.
A Tibetan writer returned with her extended family for a second day as the predicaments were an intimate part of her lived experience. Herders have to pasture their animals higher and higher on the slopes each year.