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Icelanders Hold Funeral for Okjukull, Country's First Glacier to Die From the Climate Crisis
"This monument is to acknowledge that we know what is happening and what needs to be done."
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According to IUCN study nearly half of the world's heritage sites could lose their glaciers by 2100. (Photo: iStock) Views
A Letter to the Future From a Glacier That Is No More
"Okjökull was the first named Icelandic glacier to melt because of how humans have transformed the planet’s atmosphere. Its fate will be shared by all of Iceland’s glaciers unless we act now to radically curtail greenhouse gas emissions."
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Text from the plaque that will mark the site where Ok glacier once was. (Photo: Rice University) News
To Call Attention to "What's Being Lost" to Climate Crisis, Former Glacier to Receive Monument
"With this memorial, we want to underscore that it is up to us, the living, to collectively respond to the rapid loss of glaciers and the ongoing impacts of climate change."
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The Arctic is melting rapidly. Ice and glaciers are at record low levels in the North Pole. News
Pompeo Cheers 'Opportunity' in Arctic From Climate Change as America Blocks Resolution Language
"The latest data shows that after a month of record temperatures in the Bering Sea, ocean ice in the Arctic is at an all-time record low for the date, crushing the record set … last April."
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks Monday at the Arctic Council meeting in Finland. News
Pompeo, in Finland, Calls China Claims to Arctic 'Lawlessness'
Pompeo likened the situation to the South China Sea: "fraught with militarization and competing territorial claims."
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fjord is seen from the air in southwest Greenland News
'We Are Watching the Ice Sheet Hit a Tipping Point': Greenland Melting Even Faster Than Feared
"The only thing we can do is adapt and mitigate further global warming—it's too late for there to be no effect."
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Iceland Becomes First Country to Punish Companies for Paying Women Less Than Men
"In Iceland, an example of what happens if you actually elect women."
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Iceland's Pirate Party Makes Strong Showing in New Election
'Like Robin Hood, because Robin Hood was a pirate, we want to take the power from the powerful to give it to the people.'
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The Robin Hood of Power: Iceland's Pirate Party On Track To Win Upcoming Election
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A sign held up during Monday's rally for wage parity in Reykjavík, Iceland. News
In Iceland, Women Leave Work at 2:38pm to Protest Gender Wage Gap
Protesters say they are effectively working without pay in the afternoons, given the 14 percent wage gap
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