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Scientists bid farewell to Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, with a monument that features "A letter to the future"

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Scientists bid farewell to Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, with a monument that features "A letter to the future"

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An ode to Okjökull: Icelanders held a funeral for the country's first glacier lost to climate change.

📷 People in Iceland gather to commemorate the loss of 700-year-old glacier Okjokull.

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Mourners gathered for the funeral of Okjokull, Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change.

Scientists bid farewell to Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, with a monument that features "A letter to the future"

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Scientists bid farewell to Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, with a monument that features "A letter to the future"

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Scientists bid farewell to Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, with a monument that features "A letter to the future"

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Scientists bid farewell to Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, with a monument that features "A letter to the future"

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In 2014, the Okjökull was declared dead after dwindling from over 5 square miles to a mound of “dead ice.”

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On August 18, 2019, scientists will be among those who gather for a memorial atop Ok volcano in west-central #Iceland . The deceased being remembered is Okjökull—a once-iconic #glacier  that was declared dead in 2014. #NASA  #Landsat 

Okjökull glacier in Iceland is considered "dead." It's the first major Icelandic glacier to disappear due to climate change. Scientists are installing a memorial plaque on the barren ground as a message to future generations.

This is one of the most poignant signs I've ever read in my life, to be installed at the former Okjökull glacier in Borgarfjörður, Iceland by scientists and the Icelandic Hiking Society. Our children should not forgive us if we fail. [via ] @danjamstewart 

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Scientists bid farewell to Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, with a monument that features "A letter to the future"

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Scientists bid farewell to Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, with a monument that features "A letter to the future"

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Scientists bid farewell to Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, with a monument that features "A letter to the future"

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Scientists bid farewell to Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, with a monument that features "A letter to the future"

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At the site of Okjokull, #Iceland 's first glacier lost to climate change, a monument was unveiled on August 18 as a warning to future generations

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