HOW MUCH ARE TWO DEGREES MORE?
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.