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Andri Snær Magnason is an Icelandic writer, born in Reykjavik on July 14, 1973. An award winning author published in 35 languages. His most recent book is The Casket of Time. Andri has written novels, poetry, plays, short stories, essays and he has directed documentary films. His work has been published or performed in more than thirty countries. His novel LoveStar was chosen as “Novel of the year” by Icelandic booksellers, it received the DV Literary Award, The Philip K. Dick special citation Award of 2013 and was nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize. His children’s book, The Story of the Blue Planet, was the first children’s book to receive the Icelandic Literary Prize and has been published or performed in 35 countries. His first b ...more

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TED Talk: On Time and Water

My TED talk is live now – On Time and Water:











“Over the next 200 years, we can expect all of Iceland’s glaciers to disappear as a result of climate change — unless we act now, says writer Andri Snær Magnason. Telling the story of the Okjökull glacier in Iceland, the first glacier lost to global warming, Magnason explains why we need to start connecting to the future in a more intimate, urgent way in

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“Anche se la spudorata devastazione di quel luogo tanto speciale mi rattristava molto, ho optato per parole che tutti potessero considerare sensate e adeguate. Ho usato il linguaggio predominante del liberismo, dell'innovazione, dell'utilitarismo e del marketing. Ho parlato dell'importanza di quella zona per l'immagine dell'Islanda, delle sue potenzialità per il mercato turistico, del suo valore per la ricerca scientifica e della possibilità che gli altipiani interni fossero utilizzati come set cinematografici o pubblicitari, attirando così valuta straniera. [...] Ma viviamo in tempi in cui è il denaro a misurare la realtà. Non potevo giustificare il diritto della natura all'esistenza e il suo valore argomentando che lì si trovavano i vasti silenti spazi degli dei.”
Andri Snær Magnason, Um tímann og vatnið

“Sullo schermo le diapositive continuano a scorrere: adesso sono più che altro foto di loro due sugli sci. Il nonno trasporta legname nel rifugio sopra la Draumadalur, nei Bláfjöll. Il rifugio si chiamava Himnaríki, che significa «paradiso». Quindi Himnaríki í Draumadalur sarebbe «un paradiso nella valle dei sogni». [...]
«Il nome Himnaríki creava qualche malinteso», dice la nonna sorridendo. «Una volta la nostra amica Magga era in autobus con il figlio, che le chiese: "Dov'è papà?" "È in paradiso con Árni", rispose lei. "E quando torna?" "Lunedì". Sull'autobus c'era un prete, che le toccò il braccio e le disse con profonda partecipazione, ma molto serio: "Deve dire la verità al bambino, cara signora!"»”
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“In order to achieve the goals of the Paris Treaty – that global warming should not exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius – CO2 emissions must be reduced to zero by 2050. In order to succeed, we will also need to invent technologies that remove CO2 from the atmosphere in quantities that are equal to all today’s emissions. This is one of the biggest challenges humankind has ever faced. What is being proposed is an unprecedented turnaround in the world’s energy mechanisms. And 2050 is exactly as far into the future as 1990 is in the past. Since 1990, emissions have increased from twenty-two gigatons to thirty-six gigatons. That’s a 60 per cent increase. To get emissions down to zero in thirty years sounds like an unmanageable task. Like constructing a time machine, thwarting gravity or inventing a pill for bringing someone back to life. No one knows whether it’s technically possible to capture thirty gigatons per year. The technology is at an early stage and no one has figured out buildings or infrastructure that could enable us to achieve our goals. Even if we reduce emissions by 50 per cent, our problems will still have increased if we do nothing to remove the carbon dioxide already in the air. If we don’t succeed in that project, the Earth will continue to warm, the glaciers will continue to melt and the sea levels will continue to rise, submerging cities and coastal areas. The market value of a 100 million barrels of oil is about $6 billion, assuming a $60/barrel price for oil. We therefore burn approximately $600 billion a day. If anyone thinks changing our sources of energy will”
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