Iceland Mourns Glacier Killed by Climate Change With 'Letter to the Future'
Mourners gathered Sunday in Iceland for a memorial service for a glacier.
It wasn't your average funeral.
Mourners gathered Sunday in Iceland for a memorial service for a glacier. The Okjokull glacier officially "died" in 2014, but Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir and Environment Minister Gudmundur Gudbrandsson paid tribute to it over the weekend with the special service.
There, a memorial plaque was drilled into a rock, honoring it as the first glacier lost to climate change.
It read in part: "This monument is to acknowledge that we know what is happening and what needs to be done. Only you know if we did it."
Iceland is home to over 200 glaciers, including Europe's largest. But at the present rate of decline, all of Iceland's glaciers will be gone within 200 years.
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