Alps Glaciers Gone by 2050, Expert Says

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: January 23, 2007   View Article

Glaciers are quickly disappearing from the Alps and will be all but gone by 2050, a climate expert said Monday. That’s 50 years earlier than a July 2006 study predicted.

The loss would change the supply of drinking and irrigation water, lead to more falling rocks, and cripple the European ski industry.

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