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Death of a glacier

Denis Balibouse, Reuters

Posted at Sep 23 2019 08:32 AM

Death of a glacier

People take part in a mourning ceremony for the disappearing Pizol glacier, in Mels, Switzerland. The Pizol glacier, now at less than a tenth of a square kilometer, in the Glarus Alps in eastern Switzerland has been retreating as temperatures climb. Located about 2,600 meters (8530 feet) above sea level, the glacier is due to vanish completely by 2030.