Before and After


THE ALPS BEFORE: Matterhorn, one of Europe’s tallest  peaks, located in the Alps on the border between Italy and Switzerland, is  pictured with a blanket of snow and ice on August 16, 1960.

 

THE ALPS NOW: The Swiss peak, pictured on August 18,  2005, is eroding as a result of melting glacier water at the summit. The water  sinks into cracks and creates even bigger fissures after several cycles of  freezing and thawing. The disintegration of Matterhorn is anecdotal of the  effects of climate change in most of the Alps.

 

THE ALPS NOW: The Swiss peak, pictured on August 18, 2005, is eroding as a result of melting glacier water at the summit. The water sinks into cracks and creates even bigger fissures after several cycles of freezing and thawing. The disintegration of Matterhorn is anecdotal of the effects of climate change in most of the Alps.

Read more:  http://www.businessinsider.com/climate-change-before-and-after-photos-2013-5?op=1#ixzz2hTNNTq7c

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