Glacier in Antarctica named after Glasgow Climate Change Conference
17:25, 31 October 2021
The huge unnamed Antarctic glacier will be called Glasgow Glacier after the host city of the ongoing 2021 UN Climate Change Conference.
The media reported that the 100km-long of ice cost in the Getz region is known for experiencing rapid melting.
8 other glaciers nearby also have the names of the cities where crucial climate decisions were made including Geneva, which hosted the first Climate Conference in 1979, Rio, Berlin, Kyoto, Bali, Stockholm, Paris, and Inchon.
"We know that if we continue on the current emissions path, we're heading for 2.7 degrees of warming by the end of the century and the consequences this will have for the intensity and regularity of events such as droughts, floods, cyclones, and issues with crop yields, etc," said Heather Selley, who monitors the glaciers in Antarctica.
The experts who proposed the naming claimed that glaciers will have to be a symbol of what was at stake at the Conference over the next few days.
The climate conference COP26 will be held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12. It’s expected that participants from more than 200 countries will take part in the summit.