Climate change divides the Alps down the middle

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FRANCE, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc : Photo prise le 08 juin 2009 du glacier de la Mer de glace à Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Copyright AFP Photo / Jean-Pierre CLATOT

Global warming is already causing flooding in the north and water shortages in south, report says.

The dramatic effect of climate change on the Alps comes into focus as never before this week with the publication of a major report which reveals that the mountain range is rapidly dividing into two contrasting climatic zones, each posing new problems.

The Independent

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