Global warming could lead to Alps losing their ice cover
Alps could lose 90% of ice by 2100 - interesting science news

Researchers from Switzerland indicate that between 2017 and 2050, 50% of the glacier volume will completely disappear. The sad part is, this will occur independently whether we cut our green house gas emissions or not.

The scientists used new computer algorithms and recently observed data, which included ice-flow and melt processes of the Alpine glaciers.

Under limited warming conditions, which mean keeping temperature rises to below 2 degrees since industrial age, the Alps will lose more than 66% of ice. However, if we continue the global warming at the same pace as today, the Alps will lose 90%of ice in total.

Read the full story: European Geosciences Union
Scientific publication: The Cryosphere


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