It would change the image of the Alps, as we know it sustainable: the climate warming, the glaciers could be melted in the mountains by the year 2100, to a large extent. To write the Swiss researchers in the journal “The Cryosphere”. They are based on a Computer model that takes into account ice flow and melting processes, as well as data from the observation of the glacier.
The researchers have designed two scenarios: it Should be possible to limit the global warming to the end of the century to below two degrees compared to pre-industrial time would be lost between 2017 and 2100, approximately two-thirds of the glaciers in the Alps.
Should warm up the climate more, could be gone at the end of the century, more than 90 percent of the ice mass. Only individual spots and fading of love “in this pessimistic case,” said Matthias Huss from the Swiss Federal Institute of technology (ETH) in Zurich to study.
to invest in 2050 about 50 percent less glacier Interview