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'The melting of snow, ice, and permafrost in the Arctic changes the
albedo of the Earth and that process inspired the gauzy, fabric art
pictured above. It's part of a whole show of pieces inspired by the
effects of climate change on the Arctic.
'Created by artists Michele
Banks, Jessica Beels, and Ellyn Weiss, the show can be seen in person in Washington D.C. though May 31. But you can also check out photos and video of the art online. '