Hiking a glacier was an incredible experience. Turns out, this glacier was used in the filming of Game of Thrones and I am standing in the location where Jon Snow stood. (Not sure if he looked as cool...😜) #iceland#glacier#gameofthrones#GoT#hiking
#barrierstoentry#jokulsarlonglacierlagoon recently became #iceland 's largest lake due to glacial retreat. Fed by Europe's biggest #glacier , which is shrinking faster than ever thanks to #risingtemperatures , the lake has extended its boundaries as more and more #icebergs break off into the lagoon.
A barrier at the floor of the outlet has been constructed to stop any iceberg that is too big from getting into the river that leads to the ocean. A large enough iceberg could severely damage a bridge that runs over the river. Instead they get stuck by this barrier until they melt into a size suitable to float over the barrier and underneath the bridge.
Due to the increased strain, this barrier has had to be mended each of the last two years. The chunks you see here are being held back by this barrier.
My biggest fear as we move forward is that instead of tackling solutions to our problems head on, we simply put a temporary #bandaid on the resulting negative effects of #climatechange . Let's not hold ourselves back. Make meaningful changes. Even the seemingly difficult ones.