Environment. The unprecedented agony of French glaciers


At the sight of the expanse of ice stained with stones, he said he was “sad and disappointed” with the spectacle. A lover of hiking, Mohammed fled Avignon, just to see these glaciers we talk about so much. He reached the right bank and his point of view, with a brisk step, in 1 hour from the gondola. “At home, in the Vaucluse, all the forests are closed. I was told that the Mer de Glace was nothing more than a pond so I came to Argentière”. The neighboring glacier, in Chamonix, whose tongue breaks off in a cascade, retaining some of its luster, despite its grayish tones and its retreat of 850 m in 30 years.

The impression of the walker is confirmed. When you set foot on the second largest French glacier, at 2,400 m…


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