The 21 remaining glaciers in the Pyrenees Mountains in Europe will
melt by the year 2050, according to the latest study by EU scientists.
Historical readings taken from ice cores indicate that the glaciers in
Spain were formed during a 'mini ice age', which lasted from 1300 to
There has been a steady increase in temperature since 1890.
Researchers contend that high mountains in Spain are particularly
sensitive to climate change.
Latest calculations show that since 1990, a rapid thawing has caused
the largest glaciers to shrink by 50 to 60 per cent and the smallest
ones have completely disappeared.
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