Ulltveit-Moe Climate centre
In July 2007 the Norwegian Glacier Museum & Ulltveit-Moe climate centre opened the exhibition 'Our fragile climate - experience past and future climates'
Ulltveit-Moe Climate Centre
In July 2007 the Norwegian Glacier Museum & Ulltveit-Moe climate centre opened the exhibition 'Our fragile climate - experience past and future climates'.
The first part of the exhibition introduces the natural changes in climate. Travel through time and experience the birth of our planet nearly five billion years ago, the warm climate during the Tertiary when huge mammals inhabited the Earth, and the cold climate during the last ice age.
Then, the human race appeared and began to influence the climate.
The second part of the exhibition deals with our future. Experience different scenarios for the years 2040 and 2100, and learn about the challenges we will meet.
Sir David Attenborough ends the exhibition with the words:
"We still have time to act to make changes that will secure the life of this planet.
This is the only home we have!"
The building is designed by the architect Sverre Fehn.
Responsible for the construction work was Veidekke Entreprenør AS.
The exhibition is designed by Sarner Ltd. London.
Scientists and researchers having contributed to the scientific content of the exhibition:
Dr. Jan S. Fuglestvedt, Research director, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research Oslo (CICERO)
Prof. Jon Ove Hagen, University of Oslo
Prof. Peter Haugan, University of Bergen
Dr. Miriam Jackson, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE)
Prof. Eystein Jansen, Director, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, University of Bergen
Prof. Atle Nesje, University of Bergen
Prof. Olav Orheim, chairman of the board of The Norwegian Glacier Museum and project director
Cand. scient. Karen Weichert, The Norwegian Glacier Museum, project secretary
Dr. Jan Gunnar Winther, Director of the Norwegian Polar Institute