The thickness of the glaciers of the Alps is decreasing by one and a half meters every year, the rate of melting of glaciers is increasing rapidly

In the last 10 years, the largest glacier in the Alps ranges, Aletsho, has melted by a cubic kilometer. Recently, a team of experts has arrived here, which is doing research on the reasons for its melting. Team scientist Mathias Husso explains that ‘Aletsho’ is the largest glacier in the Alps ranges.

Of the 1800 glaciers in Switzerland, one-fifth of the total ice is in Aletsch. But it is melting rapidly due to global warming. The thickness of this glacier, with about 80 sq km of ice rocks, is decreasing by one and a half meters every year. This process has been going on since 2010. Experts say that it is a matter of concern that the rate of melting of glaciers is increasing faster. It is known that the Alps are the largest mountain range in Europe.

Earth Thermometer
Husso and his organization Glamos monitor 20 Swiss glaciers. Husso says that glaciers are giant thermometers of the earth, whose melting indicates that the temperature is increasing rapidly. He said that burning of fossil fuels is increasing global warming. Due to this, the temperature of the earth has increased by 1.1 °C compared to the 19th century. If this pace continues, then in 20 years many glaciers of the world will disappear.

Source: Bhaskar

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