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Climate change is melting the French Alps

France 24 screenshot | Disappearing glaciers have become a symbol of global warming, but scientists are also worried about the warming of the permafrost.

Climate change is causing glaciers in the French Alps to melt at an unprecedented rate, as well as causing dangerous rockslides. FRANCE 24's Catherine Norris-Trent and Sylvain Rousseau report.

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Disappearing glaciers have become a symbol of global warming, but scientists are also worried about a much less visible threat: the warming of the permafrost, frozen ground and ice which glues rock together. As it’s heating up, huge chunks of mountains are being dislodged.

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