Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tombstone For A Glacier

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Environmental & Science Education
Earth Science
Earth Systems
Climate Change
Edward Hessler

Iceland has lost its first glacier. The cause of its death is known: Climate change.

To mark the occasion a monument is to be installed in August at the site of the extinct Okjokull Glacier, aka the "OK" Glacier. Perhaps it should have been called the "Not OK Glacier." By the way, it was the smallest glacier in Iceland.

The letter to the future is written in Icelandic and English. At the bottom is found "400ppm CO2," which notes that in 2019 (May) humans achieved a new record for the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

One down. 400 or so to go?

The article by Dominiquie Mosberger with a photograph of the monument and the plaque penned by Icelandic writer Andri Snaer Magnason memorializing Okjokull is found in Huffington Post. In addition there is a link to a short video titled "Not OK" about this loss.

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