TOPSHOT - This NASA handout image taken on August 1, 2019 shows the top of the Ok Volcano where the Okjokull glacier has melted away throughout the 20th century and was declared dead in 2014. Iceland is planning to mark the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change which threatens some 400 others on the subarctic island. - On August 18, a plaque will be unveiled to Okjokull -- which translates to
TOPSHOT - This NASA handout image taken on August 1, 2019 shows the top of the Ok Volcano where the Okjokull glacier has melted away throughout the 20th century and was declared dead in 2014. Iceland is planning to mark the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change which threatens some 400 others on the subarctic island. - On August 18, a plaque will be unveiled to Okjokull -- which translates to "OK glacier" -- in the west of Iceland, local researchers and their peers at Rice University in the United States, who initiated the project, said on July 2. (Photo by - / NASA / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS Foto: -
This NASA handout image taken on September 7, 1986 shows the Okj�kull glacier atop the Ok Volcano in Iceland. Iceland is planning to mark the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change which threatens some 400 others on the subarctic island. - On August 18, a plaque will be unveiled to Okjokull -- which translates to
This NASA handout image taken on September 7, 1986 shows the Okj�kull glacier atop the Ok Volcano in Iceland. Iceland is planning to mark the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change which threatens some 400 others on the subarctic island. - On August 18, a plaque will be unveiled to Okjokull -- which translates to "OK glacier" -- in the west of Iceland, local researchers and their peers at Rice University in the United States, who initiated the project, said on July 2. (Photo by - / NASA / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS Foto: -

Island begravet sin første isbre

Den islandske isbreen er borte etter et 700 år langt liv. Søndag ble det satt opp en minneplakett med et brev til framtiden.

Sørgende samlet seg for å markere tapet av isbreen Okjøkull på Island søndag.

Det som var en solid ishatt på toppen av vulkanen i 700 år, er nå borte.

Dra i slideren på bildet øverst for å se forskjellen. Bildet til venstre ble tatt av Nasa 7. september 1986. Bildet til høyre ble tatt 1. august 2019.

Stasminister Karin Jakobsdorrir, miljøvernminister Gudmundur Ingo Gudbrandsson og tidligere president i Irland, Mary Robinson, var til stede under seremonien.

Deltakerne gikk opp østsiden av vulkanen som ligger nordøst for hovedstaden Reykjavik, og satte opp en plakett med et brev til fremtiden.

På den står det skrevet:

«Ok er den første islandske isbre som mister statusen sin som isbre. Iløpet av de neste 200 årene er det forventet at alle våre største breer vil lide samme skjebne. Dette monumentet settes opp for å anerkjenne at vi vet hva som skjer, og hva som må gjøres. Bare du vet om vi gjorde det.»

Teksten er skrevet av den islandke forfatteren Andri Snaer Magnason, og avsluttes med dagens dato, og dagens konsentrasjon av Co2 i luften globalt som er 415 ppm.

I 2013 ble det for første gang i menneskehetens historie målt over 400 ppm Co2 i atmosfæren.

A monument is unveiled at site of Okjokull, Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change in the west of Iceland on August 18, 2019. (Photo by Jeremie RICHARD / AFP)
People hold up signs as a monument was unveiled at the site of Okjokull, Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change in the west of Iceland on August 18, 2019. (Photo by Jeremie RICHARD / AFP)
A monument is unveiled at the site of Okjokull, Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change in the west of Iceland on August 18, 2019. (Photo by Jeremie RICHARD / AFP)
A monument is unveiled at the site of Okjokull, Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change in the west of Iceland on August 18, 2019. (Photo by Jeremie RICHARD / AFP)
People look at the snow at the old glacier after a monument was unveiled at site of Okjokull, Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change in the west of Iceland on August 18, 2019. (Photo by Jeremie RICHARD / AFP)
Andri Snaer Magnason (R), Icelandic writer and author of the plaque text 
speaks at the unveiling of a monument at site of Okjokull, Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change in the west of Iceland on August 18, 2019. - Alos in picture are Dominic Boyer, Professor of Anthropology at Rice University in the USA (L) and Cymene Howe, Professor of Anthropology at Rice University in the USA. (Photo by Jeremie RICHARD / AFP)
People walk towards Okjokull glacier in Iceland  for a ceremony on August 18, 2019. Okjokull glacier, which will be the first of the countryÕs hundreds of glaciers to be lost due to climate change, will be remembered with a memorial plaque. REUTERS/Geirix
Omlag 400 personer deltok i minnemarkeringen for den tapte isbreen. Foto: Jeremie RICHARD / AFP