In the Pyrenees, anthropogenic global warming is at work. The glaciers are retreating. At a constant speed since the 1980s. Constant, but fast. Researchers now fear that they will be reduced to mere patches of ice in the next twenty years.
Theare the largest glaciers in southern Europe. But, in these times of anthropogenic global warming, their place is not the most enviable. One can imagine it. From (IPE, Spain) confirm this today. These glaciers are threatened. They could disappear in the next twenty years.
The researchers studied the evolution of the extent of theand its thickness between 2011 and 2020. They report that the total area of glaciers in the Pyrenees has decreased by more than 23% over the period. Its thickness has been refined by more than 6 meters on average. The researchers also point out that the Pyrenees have already seen three of their glaciers disappear since 2011.
In the Pyrenees, the ice is melting
Recall that, in the region, thesince the beginning of the industrial age is 1.5 ° C. And the pictures high produced by satellites, as much as by field explorations or from , show that the phenomenon of glacier retreat continues in the Pyrenees at a which hasn’t slowed down since the 1980s.
The researchers also note a greater variability of the phenomenon on the most modest glaciers. And report that some areas have experienced ice thickness losses of up to 20 meters. Perhaps most worryingly, experts believe that this is a warning of what could soon also occur in other mountains such as the.