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Glittertind 1910 vs 2019_Hvor mange tonn_Foto_Anders Beer Wilse og Stig Storheil
Glittertind anno 1910 and 2019. Photo: Anders Beer Wilse and Stig Storheil
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How many tons?

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 An exhibition on melting of the glaciers in the mountains.

The exhibition "We won the land"  is extended with a new section that draws the historic lines onwards until today.  

The sound of melting ice is what meets you when entering the exhibition, and the same sound meets you again when entering "How many tons?".  

Melting of the galaciers in the mountains

The topic is melting of the majestic glaciers in the mountain range Jotunheimen. 

The glaciers have grown and decreased many times since the last Ice Age.  Man-made changes in the climate make them change faster than ever, and during this century they may disappear totally. 

From historic photographs compared to new ones from 2019, one can see the changes and how the glaciers have decreased. 

The future

The exhibition shows short movies that tell about how a warmer climate can affect the life in the future, and what can be done to meet these challenges. 

Press pictures show happenings that have affected the history from 1994, when the exhibition "We won the land" opened, and until today. The pictures tell about war, destruction and unsolved problems, but also hope and reconcilliation. 

The exhibition "How many tons?" is produced by  Norsk fjellsenter and Norges vassdrags- og energidirektorat.

Styggedalsbreen velter seg ned mellom fjellene i et historisk foto i sort hvitt.

The glacier "Styggedalsbreen" photographed in 1902. Photo: Unknown / Norsk bremuseum

Styggedalsbreen ligger tilbaketrukket opp mellom fjellene i et nytt foto i farger.

The glacier "Styggedalsbreen" photographed in 2019. Photo. Kjell Nyøygard