Ten incredible images that show how global warming is affecting a glacier in Iceland


These pictures show how global warming is affecting a glacier in Iceland

The Breidamerkurjokull glacier in Iceland has raced in from the mountains, smothering a shimmering lagoon that sits at the edge of the Atlantic on the country’s south coast

Pictured above is the glacier and lagoon in 2002…

For 30 years professional photographer Ragnar Sigurdsson has been taking pictures of the stunning area of natural beauty which has been given national park status


Ragnar, 51, from Reykjavik, said: “There is no threat of a disaster. The rate that the water rises, it would take more than 50 years for it to take the bridge but people in the area still feel it’s global warming that’s doing it. The end result is this extra freshwater is pouring into the sea at an alarming rate”

The huge glacier is actually just the tip of a gigantic sheet of grinding ice that sprawls back into the Vatnajokull mountain range shouldering the lagoon

The lagoon is fed by a 300-metre-deep fjord running underneath the glacier. But Ragnar says even that formed just 50 years ago and is perhaps another distressing sign of the impact of rising global temperatures

A distinctive signal of the increase in water can be seen in these pictures…

Even in wintertime the lagoon remains unfrozen except for an occasional iceberg drifting silently on the water…

Aerial view of packing ice, huge ice towers and crecasses, surging glacial patterns, and melting ice


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5 Responses to “Ten incredible images that show how global warming is affecting a glacier in Iceland”

  1. ????????? says:

    wonderfull pictures!

  2. medical therapies says:

    to get as much of a beauty

  3. X says:

    Who gives a shit

  4. Dentist Waco says:

    Awesome beauty! There’s no other place where we can see something like that.

  5. Sylvia N O says:

    This is scarely, we need to do something before its too late. This makes me imagine a place such as Iceland with no water! Good pictures though for the world to see

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