Scientists commemorate lost glacier named ‘Ok’ with lament posted on a plaque

Scientists commemorate lost glacier named ‘Ok’ with lament posted on a plaque

[Ed. – Gizmodo calls it a “eulogy,” but a eulogy is (literally) a “happy word” about the deceased.  This is more of a mea culpa to the future about mankind.  At least, however, it wasn’t about glacier research being the product of toxic masculinity, and “feminist glaciology” therefore being marginalized.]

That may sound like an Onion headline, but alas, it is not. We’ve reached the point in our wild planetary experiment where humans are memorializing the things we’re knowingly wiping out.

Iceland has lost its first glacier to rising temperatures. Now, scientists from Rice University and Iceland are planning to install a plaque near the sad pile of ice and snow formerly known as Ok Glacier. The researchers say it’s the first memorial to a disappearing glacier, but climate change ensures it almost certainly will not be the last.

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