Our Environment2020-02-19T12:33:04-05:00

Dead Ice in Iceland

 

Glaciers have stopped growing. Over the past century, glaciers across the globe have been retreating in the wrong direction. According to the National Snow & Ice Data Center, “Over 90 percent of the measured alpine glaciers in the world are retreating, in almost every major glaciated region” (nsidc.org). The Okjökull Glacier in Iceland is the first of its kind to be officially designated as dead ice. Just a century ago, the glacier in western Iceland spanned nearly six miles of mountainside and stood a firm […]

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