Blog: Italy’s mountain tragedy symbolises the danger of climate change in Europe

The partial collapse of the Punta Rocca glacier in the Italian Alps, which last Sunday caused the death of at least 10 people with two more still missing at the time of writing, has been explicitly attributed to climate change.

by Claudia Delpero
A rescue helicopter flies over the Punta Rocca glacier that collapsed on the mountain of Marmolada, after a record-high temperature of 10°C was recorded at the summit. July 2022. Photo: TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images
A rescue helicopter flies over the Punta Rocca glacier that collapsed on the mountain of Marmolada, after a record-high temperature of 10°C was recorded at the summit. July 2022. Photo: TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images

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