Iceland Mourns Loss Of Glacier Destroyed By Climate Change | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Iceland Mourns Loss Of Glacier Destroyed By Climate Change | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


Try new Clean Freak from Mr. Clean.>>>THIS IS — FORGIVE ME IF I>>>THIS IS — FORGIVE ME IF I AM PRONOUNCING IT WRONG. AM PRONOUNCING IT WRONG. I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON IT ALL I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON IT ALL DAY LONG. DAY LONG. YOU THE, OK IS THE NAME OF AN YOU THE, OK IS THE NAME OF AN ICELANDIC VOLCANO. ICELANDIC VOLCANO. GLACIER, SO OK’S GLACIER. GLACIER, SO OK’S GLACIER. THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE IN THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE IN 1986. 1986. THIS IS A BIG SLATE OF ICE THIS IS A BIG SLATE OF ICE STRETCHED OVER MORE THAN A STRETCHED OVER MORE THAN A SQUARE MILE. SQUARE MILE. THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TODAY. TODAY. ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO AN ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO AN ICELANDIC GEOLOGIST DECLARED ICELANDIC GEOLOGIST DECLARED IT’S NO LONGER A GLACIER IT’S NO LONGER A GLACIER DECLARING THAT IT NO LONGER HAS DECLARING THAT IT NO LONGER HAS THE SCIENTIFIC QUALITIES OF A THE SCIENTIFIC QUALITIES OF A GLACIER AND HAS GONE EXTINCT. GLACIER AND HAS GONE EXTINCT. THAT MEANS THE AREA CAN NO THAT MEANS THE AREA CAN NO LONGER BE CALLED OK’S GLACIER. LONGER BE CALLED OK’S GLACIER. CLIMATE CHANGE LOOKS DIFFERENT CLIMATE CHANGE LOOKS DIFFERENT ALL OVER THE WORLD. ALL OVER THE WORLD. BUT IN ICELAND, THIS IS HOW IT BUT IN ICELAND, THIS IS HOW IT IS SHOWING UP. IS SHOWING UP. IT’S THE FIRST LOST GLACIER. IT’S THE FIRST LOST GLACIER. ICELAND IS CALLED THE LAND OF ICELAND IS CALLED THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE BECAUSE OF ITS FIRE AND ICE BECAUSE OF ITS VOLCANOS AND ITS GLACIERS. VOLCANOS AND ITS GLACIERS. GLACIERS COVER ABOUT 11% OF THE GLACIERS COVER ABOUT 11% OF THE COUNTRY BUT AS GLOBAL COUNTRY BUT AS GLOBAL TEMPERATURES KEEP RISING, TEMPERATURES KEEP RISING, SCIENTISTS SAY THE COUNTRY’S SCIENTISTS SAY THE COUNTRY’S GLACIERS WILL KEEP GOING THE WAY GLACIERS WILL KEEP GOING THE WAY THAT OK DID OVER THE NEXT FEW THAT OK DID OVER THE NEXT FEW DECK E DECADES AND WITHIN A FEW DECK E DECADES AND WITHIN A FEW HUNDRED YEARS, ICELAND WILL HAVE HUNDRED YEARS, ICELAND WILL HAVE PRECISELY ZERO GLASHS. PRECISELY ZERO GLASHS. IT’S NOT ICELAND’S FAULT AT ALL. IT’S NOT ICELAND’S FAULT AT ALL. NEARLY 100% OF ICELAND’S NEARLY 100% OF ICELAND’S ELECTRICITY COMES FROM RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY COMES FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES. SOURCES. BUT THE REST OF THE WORLD ISN’T BUT THE REST OF THE WORLD ISN’T GOING THAT WAY SO ICELAND WILL GOING THAT WAY SO ICELAND WILL BE ONE OF THE PLACES THAT QUITE BE ONE OF THE PLACES THAT QUITE ACUTELY PAYS THE COSTS THIS ACUTELY PAYS THE COSTS THIS WEEKEND 100 PEOPLE INCLUDING WEEKEND 100 PEOPLE INCLUDING ICELAND’S PRIME MINISTER CLIMBED ICELAND’S PRIME MINISTER CLIMBED UP TO THE TOP OF WHAT USED TO BE UP TO THE TOP OF WHAT USED TO BE OK’S GLACIER TO HOLD WHAT WAS OK’S GLACIER TO HOLD WHAT WAS BASICALLY A FUNERAL. BASICALLY A FUNERAL. THE GEOLOGIST DECLARED IT THE GEOLOGIST DECLARED IT EXTINCT BROUGHT A DEATH EXTINCT BROUGHT A DEATH CERTIFICATE. CERTIFICATE. THE FINAL ACT OF REMEMBRANCE WAS THE FINAL ACT OF REMEMBRANCE WAS THE PLACEMENT OF A BLACK ON THE THE PLACEMENT OF A BLACK ON THE STONE OF THIS USED TO BE DPLASH STONE OF THIS USED TO BE DPLASH YES OR NO. YES OR NO. IT HAS THE MONTHS AND YEAR, IT HAS THE MONTHS AND YEAR, HERE’S WHAT IT SAYS. HERE’S WHAT IT SAYS. IT SAYS AT THE TOP, A LETTER TO IT SAYS AT THE TOP, A LETTER TO THE FUTURE. THE FUTURE. OK IS THE FIRST ICELANDIC OK IS THE FIRST ICELANDIC GLACIER TO LOSE IT’S STATUS OF A GLACIER TO LOSE IT’S STATUS OF A GLACIER. GLACIER. OVER THE NEXT 200 YEARS, ALL OUR OVER THE NEXT 200 YEARS, ALL OUR GLACIERS ARE EXPECTED TO COVER GLACIERS ARE EXPECTED TO COVER THE SAME PATH. THE SAME PATH. THIS MONUMENT IS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS MONUMENT IS TO ACKNOWLEDGE WE KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING AND WE KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. ONLY YOU KNOW IF WE DID IT. ONLY YOU KNOW IF WE DID IT. IT SIGNS OFF WITH A DATE AUGUST IT SIGNS OFF WITH A DATE AUGUST 2019 AND THE CARBON DIOXIDE 2019 AND THE CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS IN THE ATMOSPHERE AS OF LEVELS IN THE ATMOSPHERE AS OF THE LAST THREE DAYS 415 PARTS THE LAST THREE DAYS 415 PARTS PER MILLION. PER MILLION.>>>THE TWO-PARTY AMERICAN>>>THE TWO-PARTY AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM HAS SOMEHOW POLITICAL SYSTEM HAS SOMEHOW PRODUCED ONE MAJOR POLITICAL PRODUCED ONE MAJOR POLITICAL PARTY WHERE NEARLY EVERY SINGLE PARTY WHERE NEARLY EVERY SINGLE ELECTED MEMBER OF ONE OF OUR TWO ELECTED MEMBER OF ONE OF OUR TWO PARTIES HAS DECIDED THAT THIS IS PARTIES HAS DECIDED THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS JUST NOT SOMETHING THAT IS JUST NOT HAPPENING. HAPPENING. OR IF IT IS, WHO CARES? OR IF IT IS, WHO CARES? HOW WE WILL EXPLAIN THAT IN THE

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  1. Iceland is a country where more women than anywhere else are in charge.
    Iceland is run exeptionally.
    They know. Women care about children and their future. Educated women that is.

  2. Iceland has never claimed any 'World Power' status, which makes the plaque, with its humble words and simple message all the more powerful. Will men in power have the guts to make the painful but necessary changes, knowing it's the right thing? Will ordinary people like me ever vote for them, knowing it's the right thing? Probably not.

  3. …split screen reminds me of the inauguration photos. Guess in an alternative reality that glacier is still there…

  4. Glaciers melt, humans are next, just as well, do we really deserve to be here, look at the constant mess, fighting, corruption, losers in powers, money grabbing, self interest.. We are the virus.

  5. Hilarious that by the time Thunberg reaches the US, the fact she is a scammer linked directly to large energy corporations pushing "green" power will be clear as day!

  6. Hurricane season is starting soon for the US. Will it be more hurricanes or more devastating ones this year? However, it too will be very real consequences for the people. Much like elections have consequences.

  7. Glaciers do retreat in summer and expand in winter and that is no problem. I keep shouting out to you all that " Climate change is a hoax, a lie and a big scam to push leftists agenda". We must all stand up united against the climate scientists who just want to stall all global economies. Their evil desires must be rushed and we must race into the future where we build strong economies and jobs for all.

  8. sorry folks, but we are f'ed. nothing we do can reverse this trend. our chance to act was 20 years ago. enjoy your stupid little lives while you can. your great grandchildren will be scratching under rocks for food… or suckin' Ds for food. read collapse by jared diamond.

  9. Good to know that your rich and powerfull still make a profit…. never mind if the rest of the world frizzles and sizzles …
    Never mind the sea level rise or the increase in cyclones and tornadoes….never mind Africa drying up… and whole species vanishing…and acid rain…. it is important your making a profit…!! Long live the almighty Dollar!

  10. So long ❄️❄️❄️ You’ll be missed 😢😢 you where my fav 😪😪……………………..🤣🤣🤣🖕🏼🖕🏼🤣🤣🖕🏼🖕🏼🖕🏼🤣🤣🤣

  11. think about what is said in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrDgKjmoDJQ&list=PLSr5qdl7OKx5XmPayFl49wO4wB7feXUvq

  12. Good grief, the amount of climate change deniers in the comments today is worrying. I'm looking at a bunch of ostriches. So, if you think it's all a hoax, why are you bothering to comment. Either way, the truth will be apparent in time. If I don't believe something is true, I don't waste my time either watching or commenting on it, yet climate change deniers feel compelled to 🤷🧐….

    It's fine by me that you can't acknowledge the scientific facts, what does bother me though, is withdrawal from an international agreement to try and help. All those oil and coal industry lobbyists must be forking out a fortune to the corporate corrupt politicians…..oh wait! #45 has employed them all in his administration 🧐🤔….smh……shame on all you deniers, supporters and enablers!

  13. Okjokull glacier dies after 700 years. I wonder why it didn't exist until then?
    Probably something to do with the medieval warm period.
    Funny how how that didn't get a mention. Just the usual MSNBC lies.

  14. should I worry a snowbll has melted into a mud puddle?
    how will pocahontas's $trillion climate hoax tax fix this?
    why didn't the $BILLIONS for the paris accord work?

  15. Seeing is believing
    I think we all know who needs to see this.
    Thanks for the reporting.
    EARTH LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT.

  16. It's August and it's peak SUmmer in the Northern Hemisphere .. Whoever is posting this propaganda an needs to be arrested

  17. Rachell Maddow is dishonest, a pessimist, ignorant and sometimes outrageously stupid. MSNBC is no different.
    Most everyone, including most who are falsely tagged by Maddow as "climate deniers" believe that our world's climate is in flux, that is, it does change. What is in disagreement are what are the factors that are responsible for the changes.
    It has long been recognized by scientists that our globe is currently in an Ice Age — the Quarternary — and its existence was not caused by man. This current Ice Age has been progressing for around 2.5 million years. It is natural for periods of warmth to occur that fosters glacial melting during the natural intermittent interglacials. We currently are living in one of these interglacial periods.
    The pessimists, not accepting change, may have mourned the loss of a glacier. Optimists believe that it may be figuratively be reborn or reincarnated,in the natural events of Climate Change.

  18. Climate will change alright …. via continental drift … tectonic earth plates colliding. Through time new islands created and known islands will be submerged. Life will always be there. And fear is always created by men/women who created negative imagination. Politics will always make men/women collide and it is their choice to make their war or peace to seek the "perfect or ideal" world they need.

  19. Knowledge is vast and expandable. Right education is accessible. Never dissolve politics. A biased political analyst will never be a good resource for geological and weather science or any related science. Ms Maddow is one mouthpiece for political propaganda.

  20. Climate change is normal and natural. The earth has been heating and cooling over and over long before Al Gore capitalized on it.

  21. Someone needs to shove a glacier up the butt of every climate change-denying Republican politician and staffer, while we still can. As it is, we'll run out of glaciers long before we run out of Republicans. RESIST!!

  22. Shepard Glacier in Montana disappeared in 2012. Grinnell Glacier in Montana is almost gone.
    Glacier National Park in Montana is a misnomer, because most of the glaciers are gone.

    Google "glacier time lapse", and you'll see that we have past the point of no return.

    Good luck future generations, sorry that the Republikkkans sold out your future for tax cuts for the rich.

  23. Just 40 years ago in the late 70's — a spec in time on the billions of years of Earth's evolution –
    when the country was in the grip of arctic cold and blizzards were paralyzing
    half the country – all the scientists were warning of the coming New Ice Age!!!
    So then the PC culture warned of global warming but you don't hear that
    anymore!!! One wonders how long before the fear mongers dump 'climate
    change'!!!

  24. I live on Myrtle Beach and really haven't seen any change in the line where the tide breaks on the sand every day. I guess the extra water from this loss went somewhere else.

  25. Wow Icelanders, I truely feel so sad about your glaciers!!!!!😢 I hope something can be done to save them.

  26. Ice sheets and glaciers continually change! This is alarmist propaganda, 4000 years ago there were trees growing on Greenland, they have been found under the referring ice sheet, 4000 years ago it was a lot warmer than now! 2000 years ago the Romans were growing wine grapes in northern England, 7000 years ago humans were living on what is now the bottom of the North sea. The earth climate is continually changing, humans have to adapt to it, we do not have any control over it. CO2 is a trace gas making up 0.04% of the earth's atmosphere, 97% of that 0.04% is produced by nature, 3% of 0.04% is produced by humans! The sun controls the earth's climate.

  27. I am so sick of Americas BS claims i.e. "Richest and Most powerful nation on earth", "Leader of the free world". I mean it is all BS, you give yourselves titles that are insane.

    1) "Richest", America is $30 trillion in debt, A debt that makes up 45% of the worlds debt. A debt that would take America 10 years to pay back if it were to pay every cent of the taxes it receives. 45% of the worlds debt, actually make you the poorest nation on earth.

    2) "Most powerful", While I agree America have the most "pointy sticks" (weapons). It barely knows how to use them. In the Iraq (2003-2009) war alone, America lost 4,370 soldiers, compared to the US main ally the UK's 179 soldiers, 8 of which were killed by American "Friendly Fire" Or look at the Vietnam war, you had more troops and better weapons yet you lost or the Korean war, Again more troops and better weapons. result: Loss.

    3) "Leader of the free world", Now this is the stupidest claim you make. there is no other country on earth that recognizes America as the leader of the free world. Its has no more merit than me saying I'm "Supreme Overlord of the universe".

    https://www.statista.com/chart/5181/uk-death-iraq-war/
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/263798/american-soldiers-killed-in-iraq/
    https://www.graphicmaps.com/countries-with-the-most-debt

  28. If democrats would stop flying their fuel guzzling planes to all their environmental meetings all over the world while eating lobster shrimp steak and small babies then their carbon footprint would be reduced helping to ease global warming.

  29. Hi Rachel Anne.👋🍺.
    Exceptional reporting, Rachel.👍☺🍺👏👏👏👏👏👏👏.
    Keep on digging, Rachel.👍.
    👉👉Patience democrats, patience.👍.

  30. A couple of things I've noticed missing from this report:

    1) This glacier was sitting on top of an active volcano.

    2) This glacier was declared dead nearly 6 years ago.

    3) You'll need to follow me on some little math for this one,

    3a) In 1901 this glacier was about 15 square miles.

    3b) In 1978 this glacier was about 1 square mile. Which means it lost 14 of the 15 miles, or 93.3% of its size in 77 years.

    3c) In 2014, when it was declared dead, the glacier was still about 0.3 square miles, or 70% of its size since 1978, or 98% since 1901.

    3d) Therefore, in 77 years it lost 93.3% of it's size, in the next 36 years it only lost 4.7% more. Doesn't that say that the loss is slowing down in speed? Even though carbon has gone up and global temperatures rose and the fact that once the old ice melts that the rocks would also absorb more heat from the sun. 93.3% over 77 years is about 1.2% per year. 6.7% remaining should have only taken a little over 5 and a half more years. Roughly 1985 it should have been gone, not 30 years later.

    4) Look at the comparison between the two pictures. Look at the bottom right corner, that ice hardly lost any over that same time period even though it is obviously right next to it so higher temperatures would affect both.

  31. GREAT STUFF!!!! Ice is a killer, a serial killer, ice kills all life, now that area will give way to beautiful life.
    Also less fuel will be need for heating so we will be more secure in our energy supply.

  32. ‼️!!SPREAD THE NEWS!!‼️
    THE AMAZON RAINFOREST HAS BEEN ON FIRE FOR ALMOST THREE WEEKS AND NOBODY IS TALKING ABOUT IT!! THERE HAS BEEN NO NEWS COVERAGE AND PEOPLE ARE JUST FINDING OUT ABOUT IT. INDIGENOUS TRIBES ARE LOOSING THEIR HOMES ALONG WITH SO SO MANY ANIMALS. THE AMAZON RAINFOREST PRODUCES MORE THAN 20% OF THE WORLD’S OXYGEN. IT IS THE LUNGS OF OUR PLANET AND WE ARE LETTING IT SUFFOCATE IN SILENCE! PLEASE SPREAD AWARENESS, WE NEED THE NEWS TO COVER THIS. IF THE AMAZON GOES WE GO WITH IT. THIS IS SERIOUS!!

  33. Individual No. 1 would just put his head in the sand. Unfortunately, it would be sand at the bottom of what was once a beautiful lake.

  34. NYC used to be under a F*£$ing glacier!! Anyone want to bring it back? Only the crackpots (No offence intended Rachel).

  35. More bollocks designed to wring the required outrage.
    For anyone who actually cares about the truth you may like to check out the satellite images for Iceland at https://earthengine.google.com/timelapse/
    Barely any change since 1984.
    And any slight variations between years MAY just be seasonal, depending on the timing (Summer / Autumn / Winter/ Spring) the satellite pic was taken.

  36. Who wants' glaciers anyway?
    I am sure the Icelanders would much prefer viable ground they can produce food from.
    Why the emotional attachment to lingering remnants from the last Ice Age?

  37. well the good news is longer term we are much more likely to head into a deep and long term glacial period… its good news if you like cold harsh weather and living conditions.

  38. Glaciers come and go , ice can be saved under saw dust ,paper dust , the glacier is a fancy rock , no value ,no loss . Plant shade trees , one might as well celebrate .

  39. I think this was caused by overpopulation.
    More population grow,more demands are needed and more wildlife are threatened.

  40. Anybody thought about all the other good stuff those behind the climate industrial complex have provided us with?

  41. It is all a plot to increase regressive climate taxes to give tax cuts to billionaires. Note none of the billionaire are using their vast wealth to subsidise the expensive green energy they push. No they are in fact investing in the expensive energy we are FORCED to buy and massively increasing their wealth. It is all a massive con done by the most evil people on the planet.

  42. I got the impression this lady doesnt really understand what this represents. I feel like to her its just a block of ice that melted and nothing more but its deeper then that. This is the problem, idk why she doesnt explain what this means for the world.

  43. Records show this was predicted to happen way before the attention of global warming,turned out wrong should have ended 15 years ago,but there you go look it up.

  44. Wonder why they never mention we are at the end of a natural cold cycle and warmer temps can't be changed without a nuclear winter scenario? Thats coming in 2047 anyway so dig deep and learn what a nova is.

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