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(CNN) — Hundreds of people held a funeral and paid respects to a Swiss glacier that is disappearing as temperatures climb.
Pizol glacier in the Glarus Alps, eastern Switzerland, stands at an altitude of about 2,700 meters, and has lost 80-90% of its volume since 2006, leaving behind 26,000 square meters of ice — less than four football fields — said Matthias Huss, a glacier specialist at ETH Zurich university.
The article goes on to state the following:
The glacier, which has been monitored since 1893, will be the first to be taken off the Swiss glacier surveillance network, according to Huss.
Around 250 people gathered Sunday to hike up to the glacier, where a local priest gave a speech to commemorate the retreating ice, said Alessandra Degiacomi, coordinator of the Swiss Association for Climate Protection and organizer of the funeral march.
More than 200 people gathered to mark the “death” of the Pizol glacier in the Swiss Alps today.
Researchers say it has lost 80-90% of its volume since 2006 due to rising temperatures. https://t.co/EElQO2kYzF
— NPR (@NPR) September 22, 2019
Hundreds of people held a funeral and paid respects to a Swiss glacier that is disappearing as temperatures climb. Pizol glacier will be the first to be taken off the Swiss glacier surveillance network, says Matthias Huss, a glacier expert. https://t.co/6wyEnVXEpo
— CNN (@CNN) September 22, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) September 22, 2019
Swiss hold funeral for Pizol glacier lost to global warminghttps://t.co/isgIGCgyYL
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 22, 2019
— Reuters TV (@ReutersTV) September 22, 2019
Hundreds Attend Funeral For Pizol, A Disappearing Glacier: On Sunday, more than 200 people paid their respects at a ceremony to mark the “death” of the glacier in the Swiss Alps. Researchers say it’s disappearing due to rising temperatures. https://t.co/NdNgti7FSy pic.twitter.com/viCwnmElX8
— Marcus Evans ⚛️ 🔬 🔭 (@MarcuswevansSr) September 22, 2019
— Raw Story (@RawStory) September 22, 2019
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