Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland

Image from The Telegraph

According to Nick Squires, for centuries, the Roman Catholic inhabitants of Swiss villages Fieschertal and Fiesch prayed for a halt in the advance of Europe's longest glacier.

In 2009, however, they requested an audience with the Pope, hoping for permission to pray for the opposite outcome. It now appears that the glacier is receding about 100 m per year.

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