November 23, 2014

President of Iceland Stresses Importance of Sustainability

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By REBECCA BLAIR

The President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, told Cornellians about Icelandic sustainability practices and the effects of global climate change on Friday as part of the Einaudi Center’s Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series,

Grímsson — Iceland’s fifth president — said the country is constantly working to combat global warming. Grímsson spoke against climate change deniers, saying that evidence of increasing temperatures and melting glaciers is beyond dispute.

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, the fifth President of Iceland, presents a lecture about sustainability in Rockefeller Hall Friday. Kelly Yang / Sun News Photography Editor

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