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 Iconische gletsjers verdwijnen tegen 2050 infographic
Graphic shows World Heritage sites listed as having glaciers that will disappear by 2050.


’s Werelds iconische gletsjers zullen tegen 2050 verdwijnen

By Jordi Bou

November 4, 2022 - Some of the world’s most famous glaciers are set to disappear by 2050 due to global warming – whatever the temperature rise scenario, the UN reports.

The report, which makes projections based on satellite data, comes as world leaders prepare to meet in Egypt for the COP27 climate change conference.

Glaciers in a third of UN World Heritage sites will melt within three decades, a UNESCO report found.

About 18,600 glaciers have been identified across 50 UN World Heritage sites. They represent almost 10% of the Earth's glacierised area and include some of the world's best-known glaciers, such as the Dolomites in Italy, the Yosemite and Yellowstone parks in the U.S. and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

The remaining glaciers in the other two thirds of UN World Heritage sites could be saved, but only if the world limits global warming to 1.5C, the authors say.

PUBLISHED: 04/11/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom