In Iceland Funeral vanished glacier

• In Iceland Funeral vanished glacier

August 18 Icelandic officials, activists, and other people have said goodbye to the first extinct glacier in Iceland. According to the geological map of 1901, Okdzhokull glacier occupied an area of ​​about 38 square kilometers. In 1978, aerial photography showed that the glacier was 3 square kilometers, in 2019 have less than 1 square kilometer.

In Iceland Funeral vanished glacier In Iceland Funeral vanished glacier

People walking through the snow at the top of the crater of the volcano Ok, forwarded to the ceremony in an area that was once a glacier in Iceland Okdzhokuld.

In Iceland Funeral vanished glacier

Researchers and activists in Iceland said goodbye to Okdzhokullom first glacier country, lost due to climate change.

In Iceland Funeral vanished glacier

A combination of photos from September 14, 1986 (left) and August 1, 2019 (right) provided by NASA shows the reduction Okdzhokull glacier on the volcano Oak in west-central Iceland.

In Iceland Funeral vanished glacier

According to the geological map of 1901, Okjökull covers an area of ​​about 38 square kilometers. In 1978, aerial photography showed that the glacier was 3 square kilometers, in 2019 have less than 1 square kilometer. Photo: Girl with a sign during a ceremony in an area that was once a glacier in Iceland Okdzhokuld.

In Iceland Funeral vanished glacier

Poetry, a moment of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to combat climate change - Icelandic officials, activists, and other people have said goodbye to the first extinct glacier in Iceland.

In Iceland Funeral vanished glacier

Large icebergs float away near Kulusuk, Greenland.

In Iceland Funeral vanished glacier

A large iceberg floats near Kulusuk, Greenland

In Iceland Funeral vanished glacier

In the past decade, Greenland is melting faster, and this summer she was faced with the two largest in the history of the melting of 2012. Photo: Iceberg seen near the cemetery in Kulusuk, Greenland.

In Iceland Funeral vanished glacier

Aerial view of large icebergs floating near Kulusuk, Greenland.

In Iceland Funeral vanished glacier

Boat floating at night near a large iceberg in East Greenland.

In Iceland Funeral vanished glacier

According to scientists, the end of the summer of 2019 about 440 billion tons of ice, perhaps more, will melt or move away from the giant ice sheets of Greenland.

In Iceland Funeral vanished glacier

Boat floating at night near a large iceberg in East Greenland.