Climate change: Alps to lose two-thirds of glaciers by 2100

Alps glaciers will lose two-thirds of ice as a result of rising temperatures due to climate change, says a new study.

The latest research, published in the journal The Cryosphere and presented at the European Geosciences Union conference in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday. found that half of the mountain range’s 4000 glaciers will be gone by 2050 itself.

The impact will range from water availability for farming and hydroelectricity, especially during droughts, and affect nature and tourism in the region.

The study used models that explicitly included how the glaciers move down the mountains. 2017 was the starting point in the study, done by combining computer models with real-world data.

In February, a study had found that mountain ranges in Asia would lose a third of ice due to climate change.



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