Iceland holds funeral for glacier lost to climate change

Iceland holds funeral for glacier lost to climate change

Officials and environmental activists in Iceland on Sunday unveiled a memorial plaque, read poems and held a moment of silence for the country’s first glacier, now recognized as disappearing due to climate change. Scientists declared in 2014 the Okjokull ice sheet in west Iceland no longer fulfilled the criteria to be considered a glacier.

Timothy
Timothy
Paul C
Paul C 5 months

Some interesting things that seem like they could be expanded on: - 700 year old 'glacier' doesn't seem all that old. What was there before... uh bare ground would be my guess. - it is on a volcano... doesn't that mean the seismic and thermal activity of the volcano might have a little to do with this ice melting, but isn't really mentioned.

WhatMeWorry?
WhatMeWorry? 5 months

Um...it’s on top of a FUCKING active VOLCANO. Climate change is real. But this is due to a volcanic upwelling. Do they think we are retarded?

Der Rikmeister
Der Rikmeister 5 months

Don't worry everyone. Since the climate works in cycles despite our effect, the glacier will be back someday. ...but don't let that stop the doomsayers from getting the most out of it.

Son Of Shaw
Son Of Shaw 5 months

The title makes me think of those green peace idiots, the ones that were crying after a tree was cut down. But only after the camera was rolling.

Dave
Dave 5 months

I hear it was an icy reception.

Little Scar
Little Scar 5 months

Has everybody just seem to have forgotten we're still coming out of an ICE AGE? 😄 ''m a cold climate person, hate the heat, but the fact is the earf is warming cause i''s going through its natural cycle. Just in case you climate-tards forgot what you were taught in the fuqing 3rd grade.

FirstCensorshipThenJail
FirstCensorshipThenJail 5 months

And yet the polar ice cap in the South is growing. Could be that the volcanos are not as active down there.

T.N. Morgan
T.N. Morgan 5 months

That's some retarded hippy dippy stuff.

Son Of Shaw
Son Of Shaw 5 months

After reading the article... what a twat.

ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 5 months

Light an eternal flame in memorium.

Poo Skin Pat
Poo Skin Pat 5 months

isnt it summer up there?

Interdimensional alien
Interdimensional alien 5 months

They care about frozen water more than actual human beings. They'll hold a funeral for ice melting, but are they mourning those lost to problems in other countries? How about the starving children all over the world? Or countries that throw people off of buildings? Or countries that have just now let women out of the house without their man? This is pure virtue signaling.

MightyMargulis
MightyMargulis 5 months

seems like money well spent.

Mike Pomeroy
Mike Pomeroy 5 months

That’s the stupidest thing I’ve heard of. Where I live was once covered in glacial ice a mile thick. Thank god that glacier melted; not died. The periods with the most diversity of life on this planet were when it was much warmer than now. The glaciers melt. That’s what they do, or we have another ice age. Melting glaciers are better than growing ones.

Hugo Stiglitz
Hugo Stiglitz 5 months

oh wow, what a powerful gesture. my god these overly emotional things are so pathetic. how many were grieving to the point of tears?

IDWFTW
IDWFTW 5 months

So instead of spending that money to combat climate change they decided to have a fake funeral cuz muh feelz. Peak 2019

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 5 months

This is the kind of stunts that hurt climate change conversations, more than it helps. Seriously, can we have some actual action if we are on the precipice of no return? because all am seeing is stunts, garbage being hidden in 2/3rd world countries and taxes.

Unity.Nat
Unity.Nat 5 months

Funny how Green activists refuse to recognize that things change, yet we treat them as if giving them our money will change the weather. Pff-

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 5 months

Am I the only one who thinks this is just dumb?

The Dragon
The Dragon 5 months

Ice melts? The planet changes? That's just too hip for my hipster mind.😢

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