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de­grees north, the lat­i­tude at which the mas­sive ‘Vitru­vian Melt­ing Man’ was con­structed by Green­peacecom­mis­sioned artist John Quigley to de­pict melt­ing sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. 800 kilo­me­tres from the North Pole, the site of the art­work 4 olympic-sized swim­ming pools, the size of the art­work

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decades, the time sci­en­tists say the sea ice could be gone al­to­gether dur­ing sum­mer months

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