Thursday, 18 October 2018

'Year of extremes' for shrinking Swiss glaciers in 2018

Source: Sunday Times, by AFP, 16th October 2018

Sunday Times | AFP | reported, "Despite an exceptionally snow-filled winter, Swiss glaciers have lost 2.5 percent of their volume this year, according to a report Tuesday which dubbed 2018 "a year of extremes". This year's record-breaking temperatures have greatly contributed to the loss of "a fifth of (the glaciers') volume over the past decade", according to the annual study on the state of the glaciers, published by the Swiss Academies of Science. (...) According to the Swiss Office of Meteorology, the period between June and August ranked among the hottest on record after 2003 and 2015. And the period from April to September was "by far the hottest ever recorded" in Switzerland, the report said. (...)"

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