Iceland Holds Funeral For Its 700 Years Old Glacier With A Heart Melting Message!
"Climatic Change Is Real"-this same quote is attached to every picture that depicts bizarre climate change. There's no doubt that people are spreading awareness and encouraging the world to move towards green world or Mars but the latest news of holding a funeral for lost glacier is just heart breaking. Read everything about lost glacier and the plaguing message
The Glacier that is no more
The above picture was captured in 1986 by satellites. It is named as Okjokull and was known as vast glacier back then. But today, an official death certificate of the glacier is out. If global warming increases with the same level, it will endanger natural habitats and form typhoons.
Okjokull in 2019
NASA released the latest picture of the Okjokull. According to the sources, the glacier has announced the death in 2014. But the epiphany of climatic change among humans has ringed now. The Icelandic glacier-covered 15 miles in radius but now it’s less than half a mile.
The heart-melting message to the future
The Iceland Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir said: “This is the first Icelandic glacier that’s formally declared an ‘ex-glacier’. The researchers suggest that in mere 200 years all the glaciers will look like the “ex-glacier” if global warming continues with the same rate.
People walking for the ceremony to mark the demise of the glacier
We are witnessing severe consequences of the climatic change. “I know my grandchildren will ask me how this day was and why I didn’t do enough,” said Gunnhildur Hallgrimsdottir[to the media outlet].
Pull the emergency brake
While people were hiking to the site, they were carrying various signs that said ‘Declare Climate Emergency’ and ‘Pull The Emergency Brake’. This is quite horrifying. We do take things seriously when they’re on the verge of extinct.
How much more have left?
In 2010, glaciologist Oddur Sigurdsson made out a map of glaciers in and around Iceland. It was about 200 but now it has reduced to 56! The death certificate on the glacier marks as a clear message for the future generation.
Green land is also melting rapidly
Earlier this month, Ruth Mottram tweeted that Greeland lost 11 Gigatonnes of ice in a single day! According to the sources, it fills about 400,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools,