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The massif of the Mont-Blanc and the glacier is in danger of collapse, experts warn

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Scientists warned this week that there will be a part of the solid mass of Mont Blanc and the glacier is on the verge of collapse, in which the Italian authorities to shut down roads and evacuating people from particular areas.

According to a statement from the local government officials, about 250,000 cubic metres of ice, may be at risk of breaking away from the Planpincieux glacier of the Grandes Jorasses peak, which is a part of Western Europe’s highest mountain ” — the Mont-Blanc massif.

“This phenomenon once again proves that the mountain is in a phase of rapid change due to climatic factors, in other words, it is very fragile,” Stefano Miserocchi, the mayor of the city, in the heart of Courmayeur, it said in a statement.

Although scientists have been monitoring the glacier for six-year-old Miserocchi said that the rate of melting has increased significantly recently.

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The Planpincieux glacier of the Grandes Jorasses peak of the Mont Blanc massif.
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The Italian prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, has been in New York for the United Nations climate summit.

“The news is that it is a part of the Mont-Blanc, risks of falling, it is a warning sign that should not be abandoned carelessly. It should shake all of us and the power to mobilize,” Conte said, ” The Guardian reported.

According to the BBC News, and the whole of the Mont-Blanc massif 11th of peaks of around 4,000 metres, in France and in Italy, which each year attracts thousands of tourists every year.

Scientists believe that global warming is contributing to the melting of glaciers around the world. In addition, there is a heat wave in Europe in summer, and is said to have been the melting rate of speed.

Last week, hundreds gathered for a memorial to the Pizol glacier, in Switzerland, the Glarus Alps. That glacier has lost up to 90 per cent of the volume in 2006.

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