Bavarian authorities warned of melting alpine glaciers

Bavarian Environment Ministry warned of melting glaciers in the Bavarian Alps, says The Local. The head office Marcel Huber (Marcel Huber), in 20-30 years there will be only one glacier, whereas at the moment in Bavaria they number five.

Already, three glaciers cover an area less than 7.5 hectares. The only glacier, which according to the ministry survive global warming in the coming decades is Hellentalferner (Hoellentalferner).

It is located on the north side of the Zugspitze (Zugspitze) — Germany’s highest mountain — and covers an area of 30 hectares. From the sun to protect the high cliffs, so experts believe that it will be the last of the Bavarian disappearing glaciers.

The total area of the Bavarian glaciers decreased since 1820 from four to 0.7 square kilometers, says Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung.

Also, the Ministry of Environment reported that, according to studies, the temperature in the Alps is growing two times faster than the world average. It is estimated that by 2100, the average temperature will be alpine three to six degrees higher than now.


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