Iceland pays tribute to the first glacier lost due to climate change

The nation commemorates the once huge Okjokull glacier with a plaque that warns that action is needed to prevent climate change.

Iceland has marked its first loss of a glacier due to climate change, as scientists warn that hundreds of other ice sheets on the subarctic island run the same destination.

As the world recently marked the warmest July ever recorded, a bronze plaque was mounted on a bare rock in a ceremony in the arid terrain that was once covered by the Okjökull glacier in western Iceland.

Islandia - Placa conmemorativa

Around 100 people climbed the mountain for the ceremony, including Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, former UN Human Rights Commissioner Mary Robinson, and local researchers and colleagues from the United States who pioneered the commemoration project .

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