On August 18, 2019, Iceland’s Okjökull glacier (also known as Ok glacier) will be memorialized with a plaque, after it tragically lost its battle with global warming. Disappearing back in 2014, it was the first Icelandic glacier to vanish due to climate change.
Last year Okjökull glacier was the focus of a documentary called Not Ok, wherein Rice University anthropologists Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer told its tragic story to the world. And this summer, the pair will lead a tour called “Un-glacier Tour II” with the Icelandic Hiking Society, during which they will place the plaque. Those interested in joining the tour may reserve a spot on the website.