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The Documentary Podcast

Iceland: The great thaw

31:50 | Dec 26th, 2019

1 recommendation
Iceland's glaciers are melting at an unprecedented rate, with scientists predicting that they could all be gone 200 years from now. How is this affecting the lives of local people, and the identity o...Show More


mm recommended:Jan 22nd

Absolutely heartbreaking episode about how the ice in Iceland is disappearing due to the climate crisis. What happens to a nation’s identity when the thing that gave it its namesake will no longer be around? Icelanders just held the first memorial for a glacier that has disappeared, and many more memorials are expected to happen. I’m so sad for the day where there are plaques in place of glaciers that say “There once stood a glacier here.” ☹️