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October , 2015
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Vast Alpine glacier could almost vanish by 2100 due to warming

Source: The Times of India, Date: October , 2015

One of Europe's biggest glaciers, the Great Aletsch, coils 23km (14 miles) through the Swiss Alps - and yet this mighty river of ice could almost vanish in the lifetimes of people born today because of climate change. The glacier, 900 metres (2,950 feet) thick at one point, has retreated about 3km (1.9 miles) since 1870 and that pace is quickening, as with many other glaciers around the globe. That is feeding more water into the oceans and raising world sea levels. It was only after I got down onto the ice, with spikes on my boots for grip and often roped to my guide for safety, that I appreciated the full scale of the glacier, on the south side of the Jungfraujoch railway station.

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