Risks in the tropical Andes


The tropical Andes are one of the regions most affected by climate change. Holger Frey worked as a researcher for the Proyecto Glaciares in the Santa Teresa region of Peru and reports in an interview on the scientific background of the natural hazards that the population faces every day.

"Humans and climate change stories": Pérou, Andes tropicales en danger (ab Min. 20)
Prise de terre, Radio RTS 1, 22.02.2020

The topic is highly relevant: at the end of February, a large flood wave occurred in this area due to an outburst of a glacial lake.

A catastrophic glacier collapse and mudflow in Salkantay, Peru
The Salkantay landslide and mudflow
Blog of the American Geophysical Union, 27./28.02.2020

Picture: The site of the rock / ice avalanche at Salkantay next to Machu Picchu, Peru (Benito Moncado, Diario Correo Peru)

Magdalena Seebauer