Scientists are memorializing Iceland’s first glacier lost to global warming with a poignant “letter to the future.”
Scientists are memorializing what they’ve described as Iceland’s first glacier lost to climate change with a somber monument and “letter to the future” reminding humans to do better at tackling global warming.
“This monument is to acknowledge that we know
what is happening and what needs to be done.
Only you will know if we did it.”
The monument is slated to be installed next month at the site of the now-extinct Okjökull glacier — nicknamed the “OK” glacier — in Borgarfjörður, Iceland, by researchers from Houston’s Rice University and members of the Icelandic Hiking Society.