Iceland's glaciers are melting due to climate change

Climate change and global warming are having a strong impact on Iceland.

According to the third report on impacts of climate change in Iceland, issued in May 2018 by a Scientific Committee on Climate Change lead by the Icelandic Met Office, by the late 1990s, more than 90 percent of monitored glaciers were retreating and scientists predict that glaciers may largely vanish in the next 100-200 years. 

The following photos taken on August 15 near Hof, Iceland show the melting Breidamerkurjokull glacier (among the biggest of the dozens of glaciers that descend from Vatnajokull ice cap), which loses an average of 100 to 300 meters in length annually.

(All images via VCG)

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