Photo: Alps Glaciers Gone by 2050, Expert Says



Journalists and activists watch as workers cover the Gurschen glacier at Switzerland's Andermatt ski resort with an insulating 0.7-acre (3,000-square-meter) plastic tarp to slow melting. In the past 15 years the glacier has sunk about 66 feet (20 meters).

At least one exert says Gurschen—and every other Alpine glacier—could be gone by 2050.

Photograph by Andreas Meier/Reuters


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