Now and then:Iceland's vanishing glaciers

Iceland's skaftafellsjokull is a spur from the nation's vatnajokull ice cap, which is europe's largest glacier.

In 1989, photographer colin baxter visited the glacier in the course of a circle of relatives holiday and took a picture of the frozen panorama.

Colin's son, dr kieran baxter, again to the exact location 30 years later.

Click on right here to peer the bbc interactive

It had dramatically retreated, with scientists estimating it had reduced in size by using approximately 400 rectangular kilometres, which is about the scale of the isle of wight, as a result of climate alternate.

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08.02.2021 05:20:07