‘It’s like a rotting carcass of its former self’: funeral for an Oregon glacier
Worried researchers hold ceremony for Clark glacier to illustrate how climate crisis is eroding icepacks
The funeral was a suitably solemn affair. The small casket was placed on a table covered in a black drape, a maudlin yet defiant speech quoted a Dylan Thomas poem, a moment’s silence was held.
Inside the casket, however, was not a body, but a vial of meltwater from Clark glacier in Oregon, once an imposing body of ice but now a shrivelled remnant.