Book details

256 Pages
Publication date: October 2021
Imprint: Bergwelten
Andreas Jäger Lana Bragin

The Alps at Fever Pitch


Alpine vegetation is migrating uphill, glaciers are retreating, permafrost is thawing at higher and higher locations.

The climate of the Alps has always been in flux – 20,000 years ago as well as 5,000 years ago. The difference to today? By now humans have taken on an influential and, what’s more, crucial role for climate and environment. The ancient passenger has taken the wheel. And so we are faced with one of the most pressing questions of our time: How do we steer in the right direction?

Andreas Jäger provides answers and facts about the history and trend of the alpine climate and gives suggestions on how we can slow down the rising temperatures by increasing our mindfulness of nature. The good news? It’s not too late.


Andreas Jäger

ANDREAS JÄGER, meteorologist and geophysicist, has been working in radio and television since 1994, presenting weather programs and documentaries. As a science journalist, he has been dealing with climate change for over 20 years and regularly gives lectures on the subject.