Sunday, 29 September 2019

Losing Glaciers


Scientists have bid farewell to Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change. Many of us heard this news and felt saddened by the loss. I experienced as if I lost some part of my ancestry, as if some part of my heritage and my identity was lost.

But I think worse was the "first" in that sentence. It was the "first" glacier that we lost to climate change. It implies we know it won't be last, it just a start of a chain of events that all of us will regret to have lived.

You know what is worst is the reason- climate change. So when we mourn the death of ok glacier, let's not forget it was a murder, may have been due to our ignorance. And the next one will be too, just that we can't claim any ignorance then.

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