Climate alarmists are having a field day in Iceland.
Hundreds literally walked out to an old volcano in the middle of the tundra to hold a funeral for a glacier that’s no longer there.
— LADbible (@ladbible) August 19, 2019
They installed a plaque, in both Icelandic and English, with a “chilling message” about the perils of climate change, LAD Bible reports.
“Ok is the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status as a glacier,” the plaque reads.
“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,” it read.
The plaque, dated August 2019, noted the current 415 ppm CO2 level as a point of reference.
Iceland Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir used the occasion to call for a new worldwide collaboration to “meet this challenge” of disappearing glaciers.
“This is the first Icelandic glacier that’s formally declared an ‘ex-glacier,’” she said.
“But if the predictions of the scientists… if we see them happening, we will see other glaciers disappear in the next decades and centuries, which is obviously a very big thing for our landscape, nature, ecosystem, but also for our energy system because we produce renewable energies from the glacier rivers,” Jakobsdottir said.
Throngs of climate crusaders trudged up the mountain with large protest signs and banners with messages like “Declare Emergency Now,” “Global Climate Crisis,” “Pull the Emergency Brake” and others. The group drilled a nearby rock and pounded in the plaque, while some snacked on the melting snow that trickled into a stream.
— Gisli Palsson (@GisliPalsson) August 18, 2019
The Ok glacier was actually declared dead about five years ago, when glaciologist Oddur Sigurdsson with the Icelandic Meteorological Office realized it was no longer thick enough to “move” – when enough ice builds up the resulting pressure forces the mass to shift, BBC reports.
“That’s where the limit is between a glacier and not a glacier,” he told the news site. “It needs to be 40-50 meters thick to reach that pressure limit.”
The funeral is actually a stunt dreamed up by Rice University anthropologists Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer, who made a documentary about the Ok glacier last year.
“So part of the reason we wanted to make the movie was to get some more visibility for the phenomenon. And the plaque kind of followed in those footsteps,” Howe told BBC.
“People felt this was a real loss, and that it deserved some kind of memorial,” Boyer said. “Plaques recognize things that humans have done, accomplishments, great events. The passing of a glacier is also a human accomplishment – if a very dubious one – in that it is anthropogenic climate change that drove this glacier to melt.”
Of course, there’s tens of thousands of scientists with the Global Waring Petition Project who disagree with Boyer’s assessment and the so-called “scientific consensus” on human-caused climate change.
“These scientists are instead convinced that the human-caused global warming hypothesis is without scientific validity and that government action on the basis of this hypothesis would unnecessarily and counterproductively damage both human prosperity and the natural environment of the Earth,” according to PetitionProject.org.