Iceland commemorates first glacier that ‘died’ by climate change

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Iceland commemorates first glacier that ‘died’ by climate change

A plaque’s been unveiled in Iceland to remember the first of its 400 glaciers to be lost to climate change.
Okjokull glacier used to cover 15 square kilometres of mountainside and was 50 metres thick and now it’s barely 1 square kilometre and less than 15 metres deep.
In 2014 it was officially declared ‘dead’, its memorial bears the inscription “a letter to the future”.
It warns that all of Iceland’s glaciers are expected to disappear in the next two hundred years.

Asad Rehman, the Director of War on Want, a global anti-poverty and climate justice organisation, talks to Al Jazeera about the significance of Iceland’s lost glacier.

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49 COMMENTS

  1. climate change is for real but one should not forget his role in the society.Lets try to use recycle materials and produce less pollution in our day to day life in order to provide a better future for coming generations.

  2. Earth is purging….she's raising her vibrational frequency …..raise your vibrational frequency people, teach your children to do the same and make it tradition to pass down the knowledge on how to do this.."they" work hard day and night to keep our vibrational frequencies low and mother earths too with many different methods hidden in plain sight to the unknowing.

  3. Haaaah! Dead glaciers are the least of your worries when there are billions of tons of deadly toxic chemical waste dumped into the air every year from industrial plants all over the planet. (You have to laugh at these delusional people that simply decided to stop using plastic straws and plastic bags, especially when you have Japan dumping over 1.5 million tons of nuclear waste into the ocean, from the 2011 tsunami that destroyed 3 of their nuclear reactors.) It is like screaming that the bathtub is overflowing and rushing upstairs to mop up the floor while leaving the bathtub faucet running full blast, all day, everyday! (Man is a cancer eating this planet alive… consider the population of the plant was 1 billion people in 1919 and there are over 8 billion people in 2019. At that rate there will be over 16 billion people in 50 years, polluting the planet in ways you cannot even imagine! But at least we don't use plastic straws in North America any more right?)

  4. What kind of a world is this? Why do we continue to destroy our only planet? What is even the point of having kids? Is it to tell them "Welcome to the Earth, we're all gonna die because we caused global warming, thanks for joining us!"?
    Our civilization was messed up from the beginning, and it never needed to be. Our civilation has gone too far. We should have stopped our carbon emissions a long time ago, it's getting too late to avoid climate catastrophe. We should be scared, our planet is dying, yet we're not doing a thing about it!

  5. Climate change is fake news. I know because my Uncle John heard it from a guy who knows someone who empties the trash at the university. He read it on a scrap of paper. So, it's fake news.

  6. Pollute less, eat less meat, produce less trash, buy smaller cars, don't buy stuff that you don't need, plant more trees, use less electricity, don't waste water, recycle furniture, etc.

  7. LOl why does no one mention that the Laurentide ice sheet, Cordilleran ice sheet and the Eurasion ice sheet all melted before humans even had one civilization. The laurentide ice sheet was 7000 KMs long 3000 Kms wide and 3 kms thick and it all melted. Not a single car, factory or any human activity caused these MASSIVE ice sheets to melt.

  8. "GLOBAL WARMING" AND "CLIMATE CHANGE" IS THE BIGGEST HOAX OF THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURY – THIS WAS FABRICATED BY THE ILLUMINATI LIKE GEORGE SOROS !!!!!!!
    HERE ARE SOME STATS : 1600 YES 1600 COAL FIRED POWER STATIONS ARE BEING BUILD AS WE SPEAK AND A GREAT PROPORTION IS IN CHINA – ASIA – INDIA – EUROPE ETC AS PER THE JAN.2019 STUDY BY THE "URGEWALD" ORGANISATION IN GERMANY- THE WORLD NEEDS BASE POWER TO RUN MINING – MAJOR INDUSTRY – LARGE MANUFACTURING ETC AND NOT WIND MILLS AND SOLAR PANELS – THEY GIVE YOU ZERO BASE POWER !
    Since 2000, the world has doubled its coal-fired power capacity to around 2,000 gigawatts (GW) after explosive growth in China and India. A further 236GW is being built and 336GW is planned.
    If constructed, these new plants would increase global coal-fired capacity by 43 percent.

  9. Are they going to do the same for the Martian polar icecaps, which are also melting ? Yet there are no humans there, polluting. When the polar icecaps melt, the water becomes more saline, and the gulf stream stops being a convection loop, this results in americas cooling abruptly and triggers an iceage. Get this muslim idiot off the channel.

  10. For decades Deniers have been pointing to the historical data and saying “the Temp has barely risen a degree, the data doesn’t support your conclusions.”
    This morning, Peter Huybers at Garvard University announces they were going back through the archives to “correct any errors and biases in the data.”
    Lol.
    Hey! When the data doesn’t fit your theory, and threatens to mess up your cash-grab, just go back and change it.
    Climate Change is getting worse because climatologists have student loans and they need it to get worse.

  11. Not due to climate change. It is due to natural climate variations…glaciers form and dissolve. Nothing is static in earth….stop this fear-mongering and adapt to these natural changes…

  12. We are doomed if we continue with the current world leaders that we have. They have failed us! Billionaires can spend money on genetics and hope to be amortals and superhumans but is the non rich that will be wiped out of its identity.

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