Switzerland Glaciers: A clear sign of global climate change! Glaciers in Switzerland began to melt twice as much

Switzerland Glaciers : It is once again confirmed how fast global climate change is happening. Switzerland has recorded the worst rate of melting of its glaciers since monitoring began more than 100 years ago. Six percent of their remaining volume has melted this year, or nearly double the previous record of 2003. The Swiss Glacier Monitoring Network (GLAMOS) has provided information on this. 

2022 was a disastrous year for Swiss glaciers, with severe ice shortages in winter and persistent heat waves in summer destroying all ice melt records, a group coordinated by the Cryospheric Commission said in its report today. The melt rate has been higher than the previous record since the warm summer of 2003. Glaciers have lost about 3 cubic kilometers (0.72 cubic miles) of ice in 2022, with remaining glaciers accounting for more than 6 percent of this size. 

Snowmelt is the most for small glaciers "Dramatic" It was said in the report. The Pizol, Vadret Dal Corvats and Schwarzbachfern glaciers have practically disappeared, measurements have been discontinued, the commission also said.

How will rapid ice melt affect Switzerland? Talking about this, Hass said that it will have a big impact on the flow of water. Glaciers release more water during the drought we’re having this summer, he added, because they’re melting so hard in the heat. This function will be lost in the future when the glaciers are much smaller, he noted. 

Increasing temperature

More than half of the glaciers in the Alps are in Switzerland. where temperatures are rising at twice the global average. If greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, the Alps’ glaciers are feared to lose more than 80 percent of their current mass by 2100.

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