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Climate change taking big bite out of alpine glaciers

Grosses Wiesbachhorn Gletscher Österreich (Bob Berwyn)
Grosses Wiesbachhorn Gletscher Österreich (Bob Berwyn)

Across the Alps, glaciers have lost half their volume since 1900. And there is no letting up: Melting has accelerated since 1980. Most Alpine glaciers will be gone by the end of this century, scientists say.

April 17, 2017 — “It’s almost time to say farewell to our glaciers,” Austrian mountain farmer Siggi Ellmauer said, looking at the craggy summits across the Pyhrn valley. After a tour of the nature camp he’s building for school kids, Ellmauer talks about how climate change is reshaping his world. Continue reading Climate change taking big bite out of alpine glaciers