28 Sep 2022, 12:59

Swiss glaciers lost record 6% of volume in 2022: study

GENEVA, Sept 28, 2022 (BSS/AFP) - Switzerland's glaciers lost six percent of
their total volume in 2022 due to a dry winter and repeated summer heatwaves,
shattering previous ice melt records, a report revealed Wednesday.

"2022 was a disastrous year for Swiss glaciers: all ice melt records were
smashed," the Swiss Academy of Sciences' Cryospheric Commission said, adding
that a two percent loss in 12 months was previously considered "extreme".

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