Alps Permafrost Melting

Swiss Alps between Wenger and Kleine Scheidegg © 2001 by Johnno.
Swiss Alps between Wenger and Kleine Scheidegg © 2001 by Johnno.

March 24, 2001  Swiss Alps - The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported this week that the Alps are warming up faster than the rest of he world. Prof. Martin Beniston, head of the Geosciences Department of the University of Fribourg, predicted that global warming could push the snow line up from 1200 to 1800 meters (3,816-5,724 feet).

 

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