Glaciers in Europe’s Alps are becoming more unstable and dangerous, as rising temperatures linked to climate change are reawakening what were long seen as dormant, almost fossilized sheets of ice.
While Italy has been baking in an early summer heatwave, attention has been focused on the impact of drought on crops on the fertile Po Valley.
But further north in the Dolomites, a mountain range in northeastern Italy, tragedy struck on Sunday when a glacier collapsed on the mountain of Marmolada, killing at least six people. The mountain, reaching a height of more than 3,300 meteres, is the highest in the mountain range.
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