Rome, 5 July 2022 (TDI): Glaciers in the Alp’s Europe are melting due to rising temperatures and are shrinking. The risk of avalanches is becoming high.
The melting of glaciers is due to constant rising temperatures and extreme weather conditions. The temperature in Italy is at its peak this time and an unfortunate incident happened.
Six people were killed and nine others injured after parts of mountain glaciers collapsed in the Italian Alps amid the rising temperature.
This incident happened on Sunday after a large chunk of the glacier broke loose in Marmolada Mountain and slammed into hikers on a popular trail on the peak.
Marmolada, towering about 3,300 meters (about 11,000 feet), is the highest peak in the eastern Dolomites. The glacier feeds the Avisio River and overlooks Lake Fedaia.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi linked the incident to climate change. “The collapse of the glacier is no doubt linked to climate change,” he said during a visit to the headquarters of the rescue operation in the Dolomites.
A Nasa Climate Scientist also linked it to climate change. “The tragic deaths from glacier collapse in Italy were directly due to intensifying, irreversible global heating”. He wrote on Twitter.
The tragic deaths from glacier collapse in Italy were directly due to intensifying, irreversible global heating. Bear in mind the next time you get on a plane, fuel a vehicle, hear about drilling permits or climate protests, or see a BP ad. pic.twitter.com/dKAb8qK1kv
— Peter Kalmus (@ClimateHuman) July 4, 2022
In recent days the temperature on the top of the glacier has been recorded up to 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit). It absolutely was not immediately clear what caused the section of ice to interrupt away and rush down the peak’s slope.
But the extraordinary heat wave gripping Italy since late June may well be an element. The injured were sent to several hospitals in the regions of Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto, according to rescue services.
The Alps are the most extensive mountain range in Europe stretching for almost 750 miles (1,210 km). It passes through eight alpine countries from east to west including France, Switzerland, Italy, Monaca, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia.
They are called the Alpine countries because they all have part of the Alps mountain range extending through them.