More than 200 major Alpine glaciers have disappeared in Italy since record-keeping began in 1895.
In its third “Caravan of the Glaciers” report, Legambiente said the latest findings verified “the dramatic regression of glaciers due to the climate crisis”. Alpine temperatures are rising twice as quickly as temperatures are rising at sea level and the ground snow has decreased every year.
The report was produced as a way to inform policymakers regarding policies of sustainable development. The lack of fresh water coming from glacial reserves is a major contributor to the drought gripping most of Italy and threatening to reduce agricultural output.
Source : Ommcom News