Denis Balibouse of Reuters is claiming that the Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland is disappearing “because of climate change.”
Oct 15, 2015 6:44am
Vast Alpine glacier could almost vanish by 2100 due to warming GREAT ALETSCH GLACIER, SWITZERLAND
One of Europe’s biggest glaciers, the Great Aletsch, coils 23 km (14 miles) through the Swiss Alps – and yet this mighty river of ice could almost vanish in the lifetimes of people born today because of climate change.
The glacier, 900 meters (2,950 feet) thick at one point, has retreated about 3 km (1.9 miles) since 1870and that pace is quickening, as with many other glaciers around the globe.
That is feeding more water into the oceans and raising world sea levels.
The average rate of retreat the article is claiming since 1870 is 69 feet…
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