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The Alps are strongly affected by global warming, even more than other places. The rise in temperature is one hundred percent above the global average. One consequence is the shrinking of glaciers, a lesser known consequence is rockfall. The rock walls become unstable due to warming and subsequent thawing of the permafrost which leads to debris-covered glaciers.

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Author profile picture Hildegard Suntinger is a writer. She lives in Vienna as a freelance journalist and writes about all aspects of fashion production. She is interested in new trends in design, technology, and business. She is particularly excited about discovering interdisciplinary tendencies and the blurring of boundaries between different disciplines. The key element is technology, which changes all areas of life and work.