Avalanches and warming seas


His career began at 16 as a young fisherman. Ever since, Bernhardur Gudmundsson (37) has had to watch the Atlantic Ocean get warmer — and avalanches hitting his fishing village. He rescued a villager – and swore off the fishing boat.

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Disaster testimonial

To this day, a shipwreck destroyed by masses of snow serves as a reminder of the avalanche two years ago.

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End of the bycatch

Bernhardur has always remained loyal to Flateyri. He now works at a climate-friendly fish farm.

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Warmer oceans

Climate change alters the ocean ecosystem, including unforeseeable effects on ocean currents and temperature.

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