Truthout Wednesday

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How it used to be.

The country of Iceland has held a funeral for its first glacier lost to the climate crisis. The once massive Okjökull glacier, now completely gone, has been commemorated with a plaque that reads: “A letter to the future. Ok is the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status as a glacier. In the next 200 years all our 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.”

This reality is reverberating across the globe, far beyond Iceland. Even when no literal funeral is being held, we are, in a sense, witnessing an ongoing funeral for the world we once knew.

July was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth since record keeping began in 1880. Nine out of the 10 hottest Julys ever recorded have occurred since 2005, and July was the 43rd consecutive July to register temperatures above the 20th century average.

Dahr Jamail, Truthout

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10 Responses to Truthout Wednesday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    Flatulent Flea for Prez!

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Again just 14 minutes to the north door of the Hillside Cafe. Disappointing lunch menu today.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      Day 4: 84+27=111 minutes.

      Earlier, a white headed insectivor with a black mask; very small.

      Anyway, wonderfully clear air again today.

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    McMorris-Rogers is actually stupid. Besides ill-informed. Jeeze.

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    “Silence is golden.”

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  5. Den says:

    Thinking outside the wheel:

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  6. Carol says:

    Just finished designing Nancy’s birthday card. I started Sara’s but I want to eat my salad. Hopefully, I’ll resume working on Sara’s card when I come back.

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