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Swiss glaciers shrinking faster than ever before

National News // Oct. 16, 2019

Swiss glaciers are shrinking at a faster rate and this year’s hot summer has not helped. 

Pixabay Swiss glaciers shrinking faster than ever before

The Academy of Sciences say figures show melting was faster than growth over the last 12 months.

In the last five years researchers say the ice is down 10%. That’s not been measured in any other 5-year period.

Although last winter saw plenty of snow, the hot summer melted it all.

500 glaciers have disappeared since 1900 and this summer a funeral service for the Pizol glacier was held.

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