Cold Coast is an ongoing series about the Cold War, it's relation to polar regions and climate change. These photos toggle between the 1947 - 1991 threat of a nuclear apocalypse and the current threat of a climate apocalypse. We have used and continue to use the Arctic as a warning location for both of these manmade disasters (See Distant Early Warning Line for reference).
Pictured here are images from the Svalbard archipelago located in the High Arctic and the Pyramid of North Dakota, which is apart of the The Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex. The complex was developed in the 1970s to shoot down incoming Soviet Union intercontinental ballistic missiles. The pyramid is described by many as a monument to the Cold War.
Svalbard is Old Norse for Cold Coast.