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Melting glaciers reveal a Swiss pass for first time since Roman era


The once-thick layer of ice that covered the pass between the Scex Rouge and Tsanfleuron glaciers in Switzerland has completely melted away, exposing bare rock that had been frozen over since at least the Roman era. Switzerland's glaciers lost six percent of their total volume this year due to a dry winter and repeated summer heatwaves, shattering previous ice melt records, a report has revealed.

Added on the 29/09/2022 19:28:47 - Copyright : AFP EN

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