The Dernogalizer

March 26, 2009

Melting Glaciers causing Border Change

Filed under: Climate Change — Matt Dernoga @ 11:07 pm
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I thought you would be interested to know that Switzerland and Italy are redrawing their borders because the Alpine glaciers that define them are melting furiously. This is another one of those points where if you’re still a skeptic your head is just buried further and further into the sand.

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“But for the past century the surface area of the “cryosphere”, the zone of glaciers, permanent snow cover and permafrost, has been shrinking steadily, with dramatic acceleration in the past five years. This is the area over which the national frontier passes and the two countries have now agreed to have their experts sit down together and hash out where it ought to run now.”

” The new border will address changes that have been noticeable for at least 20 years, according to Luca Mercalli, a well-known Italian metereologist and climatologist. “But the melting of the glaciers has been accelerating since the very hot summer of 2003,” he said.”

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