Melting glaciers in Iceland to disappear in 150-200 years

iceIcelandic glaciologist Helgi Bjornsson believes all Iceland’s melting glaciers will be gone within 150 to 200 years. This includes Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajokull.

Bjornsson’s new book “Icelandic glaciers” (only available in Icelandic) says the melting of the glaciers will mean Iceland’s many glacial rivers cease to exist – and with them, many of the country’s hydroelectric power stations. He describes the coming changes as the biggest to occur in Iceland for 10,000 years.

The book explores the history and science behind Icelandic glaciers, as well as a look at their foreseeable end and the varied new landscape they will leave behind, RUV reports.

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