Gelähmter Bergsteiger will Islands höchsten Berg besteigen

hvannadalshnjukur-climbers_psKundendienstmitarbeiter Leifur Leifsson denkt gar nicht daran, sich von seiner Lähmung daran hindern zu lassen, Islands höchsten Berg Hvannadalshnjúkur zu bezwingen. Der Berg liegt auf dem Öraefajökull, einem Nebengletscher von Vatnajökull, dem grössten Gletscher Europas, und erreicht eine Höhe von 2.110 Metern über dem Meer.

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Reykjavík Better Off than NYC as Sea Levels Rise

rvkharbor_pkThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted in 2007 that sea levels would rise by at least 28 centimeters by 2100—other researchers say these figures are an under-estimate. Whatever the impact, regions will be affected differently, with New York at a higher risk than Reykjavík, for example.

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President of Iceland Slams Rating Agencies

olafurragnar_ipaPresident of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson said officials in the UK and the Netherlands are misunderstanding the situation which has come up after Icelanders rejected the new Icesave legislation. He also criticized the conduct of rating agencies, especially Moody’s.

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