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 Colapso de glaciar en Mont Blanc infographic
El gráfico muestra la ubicación del glaciar y la sección que está a punto de colapsar.


Glaciar de Mont Blanc a punto de colapsar

By Jordi Bou

September 25, 2019 - Parte de un glaciar de una montaña en la cordillera Mont Blanc está en riesgo de colapsar, lo que ha llevado a las autoridades italianas a cerrar carreteras y evacuar aldeas alpinas.

A section estimated to contain up to 250,000 cubic metres of ice could fall down the mountain, the mayor of the nearby town of Courmayeur, Stefano Miserocchi, has warned.

Roads in the Val Ferret on the Italian side of Mont Blanc have been closed, after experts warned that a section of the glacier was sliding at speeds of 50-60cm per day.

Rising global temperatures are causing the melting of mountain glaciers and the retreat of polar ice sheets.

PUBLISHED: 25/09/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press