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Department of Geography

The world's highest mountains hold vital climate change lessons

Glaciologist Christian Huggel talks to about the effects of the climate crisis on high mountain regions, lessons learned between affected countries and the physical and existential impacts of melting glaciers on locals. 

glacier lake Peru

Christian Huggel was one of 200 scientists, government officials and practitioners in Geneva this week for the “High Mountain Summit” at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which aimed to push high-mountain region concerns up the agenda of the UN system., October 31, 2019

Picture: Lake level lowering in Palcacocha, Peru (C. Huggel)

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Prof. Christian Huggel

Department of Geography

University of Zurich