Monte Rosa Glacier
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Around 95 per cent of glaciers in the Alps will be wiped out by the end of the century if the world continues pumping out carbon emissions at the current rate.

That is the stark warning from research using a more realistic way of modelling how ice will react to rising temperatures due to climate change.

Such a dramatic change would pose natural hazards such as flooding, a huge reduction in hydropower output and be a blow for the region’s tourism industry, say the Swiss team behind the work. …

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