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Iceland unveils memorial plaque for lost glacier

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 19, 2019 15:07

Iceland unveils memorial plaque for lost glacier

Iceland unveiled a plaque to its Okjokull ice sheet, the first of the country’s hundreds of glaciers to melt away due to climate change. Scientists see the shrinking of glaciers as one of many warning signs that the earth’s climate is lurching toward dangerous tipping points.

A ceremony to unveil the plaque was attended by scientists and locals at the glacier in west-central Iceland, which in 2014 no longer fulfilled the criteria to be classified as a glacier after melting throughout the 20th century.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 19, 2019 15:07

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