Ice gave Iceland its name and the Vatnajökull glacier offers 3,000 million tons of it in one go. For the segment Europe to the Maxx, Euromaxx reporter Hendrik Welling went on an ice-cold journey.
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A glacier in New Zealand has lost enough water through ice melt over three years to provide drinking water to every citizen for the same period. Scientists say many glaciers are in danger of disappearing completely.
Iceland has been commemorating the loss of Okjokull with the prime minister and guests from international universities and the United Nations. A ceremony at the site highlighted the urgency of climate protection.
Climate change and rapid population growth are among the reasons for rising water insecurity. Charles Iceland of the World Resources Institute spoke to DW about how it's driving conflict in Africa and across the globe.
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