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Climate change: Iceland’s Walkevig glacier dead at 700 years old

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The glacier was officially pronounced dead in 2014 because its thickness was not enough to shake it.

In Iceland, a crowd of mourners gathers in memory of Walkiogach, who has been pronounced dead at the age of 700.

Walkiogach is no human but a glacier. The glacier was officially declared dead in 2014 because its thickness was not enough to sustain it.

It was once a glacier that has now shrunk and turned into a small layer of ice on the volcano.

The ceremony was also attended by Prime Minister Katherine Yakubsdottir, Environment Minister Goodman Indy Goodbrandson, and former Irish President Mary Robinson.

After the opening words of Yakubsdottir, mourners began walking to the volcano northeast of the capital Reykjav اورk and placed a commemorative plaque with a letter bearing the names of the future.

It wrote: ‘This is the first glacier in Iceland that has lost its glacier status. It is feared that all of our major glaciers might end up in the next 200 years. This memorial is to acknowledge that we know what is happening and what needs to be done. Only you know what we’ve done. ‘

This article was written by Icelandic author Andre Snyder Magnuson, who also recorded the date of the event and the global atmospheric carbon dioxide rate (415 ppm).

Magnuson told the BBC, “You think from a different angle when you write these texts because they are written on paper and not on metal, and 300 years from now, no one will come to read them.”

A glacier has been placed on the deceased glacier with a letter on the future name

He said, ‘This is a great moment. There is no beginning or end to climate change, and I think the philosophy behind this plaque is that we can warn people and remind ourselves that these historical events are happening and that we have them as normal events.

Should not be taken on. We have to think seriously now that this has happened but this is very important. ‘

In the Iceland Office of Meteorology, uterus secretion is the glaciologist who declared Walkiogch dead.

He has been taking pictures of glaciers in the country for the past 50 years, and in 2003, he found that the ice melts before it even gathers on the walkways.

“Finally, I thought it was so low that I should go upstairs myself and I did it in 2014,” he said. The glacier was not moving from its place. He was not wide enough to survive. We call it dead ice. ‘

The glaciologist explained that when the ice begins to accumulate, its pressure forces the entire volume to move.

This is the difference between a living and a dead glacier. To reach this pressure level, the ice should be 40 to 50 meters in width.

In Iceland, 150 years ago, no one was able to break the glaciers

In 2014, a TV anchor from Iceland broadcast the report of Walkievich’s death along with the severity, but according to Separation, it did not receive enough attention.

“I was surprised to see this glacier as it was clearly visible from the densely populated areas and a large part of it is visible from Iceland’s Ring Road,” said Severson. And it was popular with most children because of its unique name and location on the map. ‘

Here is the entry of expert brewers Semin Howe and Dominic Boer.

Both professors are from Rice University in Texas. He created a documentary called ‘Not Walk’ at the end of this glacier.

During the filming of this documentary, he came up with the idea of ​​making a memorial in this regard.

Dr. Howe told the BBC: “We had a very important story of this glacier telling us how catastrophic changes are happening in glaciers all over the world, but this story was not so famous.” One of the goals of creating a documentary was to make people aware of this problem. And the plaque was a link in the chain. ‘

Dr. Boer said: ‘People felt it was a great loss and should be remembered. Usually, through these memorial plates, we mention human accomplishments. Similarly, the collapse of the glacier is a human achievement even though it is a suspected act. ”

Glaciologists say that when ice begins to accumulate on a glacier, its pressure forces the entire volume to move, and that is the difference between living and dead glaciers.

He added, “This is not the first glacier in the world that has melted, besides that many small glaciers have melted, but now because the volume of the walk is passing away, the days are not far when great and well known. Glaciers will also be in danger. ‘

Glaciers are of great cultural importance in Iceland and other countries as well. In the west of the country, a snow-capped volcano called the Felixquit is where the characters from the science-fiction novel ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ are found in the world. Now the glacier is shrinking as well.

Magnuson said: ‘My generation had memorized the names of important mountains, rocks, and moors. Culturally, it reminds us of our childhood textbooks. ‘

He further said that ‘the world we read about was remembered verbally because it was a permanent fact, it was no longer a reality.’

Sewers compiled a list of Icelandic glaciers in 2000, which estimates that there are more than 300 glaciers on the island. By 2017, a further 56 glaciers had disappeared.

He said: ‘150 years ago in Iceland, no one was able to make up for the collapse of these glaciers. The reason for this was that the glaciers were covering the cultivated land and causing melting floods in the area. ‘

“Since then these glaciers have started to shrink and they are now seen as a beautiful thing that they really are,” he said.

He added that ‘the entire history of the nation of Iceland lies in the ancient glaciers of Iceland. We have to get this data out there before it even gets over. “

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