Every now and then at the park, there's that one wise aleck who refuses to get off the end of the slide and causes children to pile up behind him. Well, imagine that scene but replace the kids on the slide with gigantic ice sheets on top of a warm river current.
"I think many of us have an unclear image of Iceland." This was a comment I received on Facebook when I shared that I was in Iceland for an Internet conference. I hope to crystallize for others what Iceland is like now that I've traveled there.
There are strange lights in the sky moving towards us, perhaps showing signs that a space ship might be landing on the glacier? This is what is going through my head as I drive with Eldhús to our next location at the Snaefellsnes peninsula.
You have probably heard about melting Arctic ice and the drastic decrease in glacier size. And while you may be aware that the increase in greenhouse gases is to blame, at least in large part, you may not realize that a substance called black carbon is an accomplice.