Iceland creates a memorial for the first glacier to disappear

Did you know?

Okjökull was the first of 400 ancient glaciers in Iceland to be a victim of climate change.

In 2014, global warming shrank it so much that it lost its “glacier” status.

Iceland created a memorial addressed to “the future”.
It reads: “In the next 200 years all our glaciers are expected to follow the same path. This monument is to acknowledge that we know what is happening and what needs to be done. Only you know if we did it.”

Iceland’s glaciers are losing about 10 billion tons of ice every year, and all 400 of them will likely follow, unless greenhouse gas emissions are seriously reduced in the upcoming years.

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Author: easyecotips