The Alps are changing completely. A huge glacier glides down the valley, panicking people



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The Alps are changing completely. A huge glacier glides down the valley, panicking people



MONT Blanc and Matterhorn are two of the most famous mountains in the Alps and scientists say climate change from the roots alters them, increasing the risk of rock fall and glacier movement.

“You can't rest in the places where we have landed these days because of the danger of rocks falling,” says Jan Beutel, a mountain guide and scientist at ETH, a Swiss university.



“Anything larger than half an apple is potentially deadly.”

“The mountain is always changing, but there is no doubt – there are more and more rocks falling,” Beutel says.

The thawing of eternal ice

One of the causes of the landslide is the thawing of eternal ice – rocks and sediment, which is usually ice-covered all year long.

“We are seeing a clear warming trend in the everlasting ice area especially after 2010,” says Jeannette Noetzli, a specialist at the Davos Institute for Snow and Snowfall Research. In summer, the highest meters of eternal ice thaw.

“There is an obvious tendency to increase this dissolved layer,” Noetzli adds.

In addition to this thawing of perpetual ice, the thawing of snow causes water to pour into the cracks, which greatly increases the pressure, Beutel says, and can cause boulders of rocks to suddenly swell.

A huge glacier glides toward the valley

On the Italian side of Mont Blanc on the border with France, locals are worried.

The spectacular Planpincieux Glacier glides ever faster towards the valley as a result of global warming.

A radar is installed on the glacier to monitor the movement of the ice mass on a daily basis.

Some scientists say it is exaggerated about the risk of tons of ice slipping and burying residents and tourists.

“There is no risk to Val Ferret, even if they take up 250,000 cubic feet,” says climatologist Massimiliano Fazzini of Ferrara University.

He thinks the warnings in this case are exaggerated.

“Residents and tourists are not in danger.”

The Alps are changing completely. A huge glacier glides down the valley, panicking people

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