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Mourning a glacier

They came dressed in black, giving sombre speeches as others lay wreaths and flowers.
But this funeral march wasn’t for a person – it was for the Pizol glacier in eastern Switzerland.
Scientists say the alpine ice flow has lost over 80% of its volume since 2006 and can no longer be classified as a glacier.
It’s the second public funeral held for a glacier in 2019, following the mourning of Okjokull – the first of Iceland’s glaciers lost to climate change.

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