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Mont Blanc in France (Photo: WikiCommons)As reported here on Arctic Portal Icelandic glaciers are retreating fast, and now the BBC reports the same problem in France.

A new research has confirmed that in only 40 years the French glaciers have lost 25% of their area.

The area around Mont Blanc was calculated to be 375 sq km. in the late 1960´s/early 1970´s but by the late 2000´s it was only 275 sq. km.

The research has been presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, the world's largest annual gathering of Earth scientists.

The same is happening in Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Germany, France, and Italy, even Iceland.

Source: BBC