fbpx

Life+News The Official News Portal of Independent Television Network Ltd

Shrinking Swiss glacier gets climate change postcard

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 17, 2018 13:09

Shrinking Swiss glacier gets climate change postcard

125,000 postcards with messages against climate change and sent by young people from all over the world have been assembled around 3,400 meters up on the Jungfraufirn, the upper reaches of the Aletsch glacier, creating what organisers say is the world’s largest postcard.Switzerland’s Aletsch glacier is western Europe’s largest expanse of ice, but Swiss scientists say it’s receding at an unprecedented pace, losing up to 12 meters (13 yards) of ice a year.

Climate change activists hope the giant postcard will convince more young people to get involved in keeping rising temperatures in check.The colourful postcards were sent in by children from around the world and bore messages relating to various environmental causes such as pollution, deforestation and global warming.

This collection, organized by the Swiss government’s Agency for Development and Cooperation among other groups, includes the message “WE ARE THE FUTURE GIVE US A CHANCE.”Another message on the snow — “STOP GLOBAL WARMING #1.5 DEGREES C” — refers to a U.N. report released last month.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 17, 2018 13:09