In Iceland solemnly buried glacier

Dozens of people, including the Prime Minister of Iceland and other government leaders went to the site of the once legendary glacier Akgonul, who was declared dead in 2014 to install a sign with a message to the future and to perpetuate the memory of a huge glacier, which once covered 15 square miles, but because of global warming turned into a huge puddle.

«This is the first Icelandic glacier, which has lost its status», — stated in the table presented on Sunday, in the English and Icelandic languages. «In the next 200 years, all our glaciers are expected to go on the same way. This monument says that we know what is happening and know what needs to be done.»

Officials and climate change activists hold a funeral for the Okjokull glacier in Iceland

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«The symbolic death of the glacier is a warning to us, and we need to act,» said Sunday the former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, the Associated Press reports.

Currently, the ice covers about 10% of the territory of Iceland, but the increase in global temperatures caused by the burning of fossil fuels and emissions of other powerful greenhouse gases leads to the melting of glaciers worldwide, increasing sea levels and the threat of the creation of the greenhouse effect.

The funeral was held just a few days after scientists confirmed that July was the warmest month on Earth in the entire history of mankind, and the massive ice cover of Greenland has been «major melting», in which it lost billions of tons of ice.

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Today, @CymeneHowe and @DominicBoyer led a hike on #Okmountain in Borgarfjörður, Iceland to install a memorial to #Okjokull, the country’s first named glacier lost to climate change. #Okglacier

— Rice University News (@RiceUNews) August 18, 2019

«Large and small Nations, enterprises and governments, individuals and community, we all have a role to play,» said the Prime Minister of Iceland Katrin Jakobsdottir Saturday New York Times. «We know what is happening and what needs to be done. Help us keep the ice in Iceland».

Around 100 people hiked two hours to hold a funeral for the Okjokull glacier on Sunday, the first glacier to disappear in Iceland due to climate change.💔Read more here:

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By the way, while Iceland prepares to fight global warming, the same problem threatens the United States. In particular new York. Earlier we wrote about what the consequences may cause an increase of average temperatures in one of the major cities in the United States.