The miniature edition version of this sculpture was presented as the trophies of the United Nations Environment 'Champion of Earth' in 2009 in Paris; The large version of this sculpture was installed in UNEP headquarter in Kenya and displayed in UN Pavillion during the Shanghai World Expo; the sculpture was also collected by Arctic Council. The sculpture reflects the critical problem caused by global warming. The base of the sculpture is a warming earth beneath a learning iceberg thawing from the heat Two young cubs and their mother are balance on the top of the iceberg, clinging for survival.


  • Title: Urgency of Polar Regions
  • Creator: Yuan Xikun
  • Creator Lifespan: 1944
  • Date Created: 2007
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: Jintai Museum

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