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Yesterday, there was a very important funeral held in Iceland - for a glacier. Ok was it’s name and it had existed since the ice age. Ok isn’t the first glacier to “die”, but it’s the first one in Iceland, and it’s a big one. Its death warns of things to come if we humans don’t change our direction and actions.
A gathering of mourners spoke and bore witness to this “climate summit”, including Iceland’s Prime Minister @katrinjakobsd , Environment Minister Gudmundur Ingi Gudbrandsson and former Irish President #MaryRobinson , and other well known #climate advocates like former head of @greenpeace International and now Secretary-General of @amnesty International, @kuminaidoo. Also present was my good friend @margodi123 , who took these amazing photos and carried my heart and thoughts with her to this most somber event.
A plaque was erected that reads "Ok is the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status as glacier. In the next 200 years all our main glaciers are expected to follow the same path. This monument is to acknowledge that we know what is happening and what needs to be done.
Only you know if we did it." Indeed.
You can find out more about the memorial and the film that inspired it here: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-europe-49345912.
And remember, every minute you live, every thought you think, every action you take, is helping create the world. Make them good, healthy ones. Make them count!! As if life depends on it. #ForTheLoveofEarth
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