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Conservationists covers glacier with giant white sheets in desperate attempt to slow melting


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Conservationists are desperately trying to save a glacier in northern Italy from melting away by covering it in giant white sheets. The Presena glacier is a popular skiing resort that attracts tourists from around the world, but the glacier has lost more than one third of its volume since 1993. Once the ski season is over, the glacier has been covered by giant white tarps that block the sun’s rays in an effort to slow the melting. The project has been ongoing since 2008 and now covers around 100,000 sq. metres of the glacier.


Every summer, the Presena glacier in northern Italy is protected from the sun with huge reflective sheets

Imagine that, people are travelling by plane from around the world to go skiing on this glacier. And as soon as they leave, by plane, we are putting huge white tarps on the glacier to save it from climate change caused by this lifestyle. The world is so crazy.

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