Life at the Edge: The Big Thaw

November 8, 2007 – January 20, 2008

Meridian International Center and National Geographic magazine partnered to present an exhibition to highlight the increasing fragility of the Arctic regions as a result of rising temperatures in the atmosphere. Life at the Edge: The Big Thaw included 50 compelling photographs of arctic environments supporting animal and sea life by Paul Nicklen and James Balog. Also included were charts and maps depicting the changing landscape. Sponsorship by American Clean Skies Foundation and SAIC helped make the exhibition possible.

At the time of the exhibition, Chris Johns, Editor in Chief of National Geographic magazine, said, “We are delighted to work with Meridian to share Paul Nicklen’s and James Balog’s photography with the public. They document an important ecological issue that speaks to a common goal of Meridian and National Geographic—to inspire people to care about the long-term well-being of our planet.”

Project summary

Life at the Edge: The Big Thaw | January 2008
Regions: East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Near East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Western Hemisphere
Countries: United States
Impact Areas: Cultural Diplomacy
Program Areas: Culture
Partners: Public Sector, Private Sector, NGOs