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Switzerland's glaciers continue to melt due to the impacts of climate change, as shown by new drone footage. Some have retreated so much that they have revealed things like unidentified human remains and nearly 500-year old plane wreckage.
Most of the world’s glaciers are retreating amid rising temperatures, but those in the Alps are the most vulnerable as they’re smaller and have less ice cover. This year, they’re on track for their highest loss of mass in a 60-year-long record.
Last winter brought little snowfall and this summer has brought sweltering, record-breaking temperatures as well as too early-summer heatwaves, including one in July with temperatures near 30°C (86°F) in Zermatt, a Swiss mountain village. As a result, the Alps’ glaciers have shrunk.
— Aarohi Sheth