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Land O' Lakes: Melting Glaciers Transform Alpine Landscape



--- Quote ---Climate change is dramatically altering the Swiss Alps, where hundreds of bodies of water are being created by melting glaciers. Though the lakes can attract tourists and even generate electricity, local residents also fear catastrophic tidal waves.
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Full article by Axel Bojanowski  and more pictures in Spiegel Online:

How climate change is melting the biggest glacier in the Alps

--- Quote ---We’ve just lived through the four warmest years on record, say scientists. And in Switzerland, temperature rises are twice the global mean. In fact, if nothing is done to tackle climate change, all the glaciers in the Alps could vanish by the end of the century. A move to make Switzerland carbon neutral by 2050 has just gathered enough signatures to go to a referendum, but who’s coming up with solutions?
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