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Climate Change i n the Austrian Alps. 1971. 1991. 2002. The Austrian Alps. The Austrian Alps are one of the great mountain range systems in Europe Take great influence on the European climate Diverse natural vegetation Heavily influenced by the Retreat of Glaciers.

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the austrian alps
TheAustrianAlps
  • TheAustrianAlps areone of thegreatmountainrangesystems in Europe
  • Take greatinfluence on the European climate
  • Diverse naturalvegetation
  • Heavilyinfluencedbythe Retreat

ofGlaciers

retreat of glaciers
Retreat ofGlaciers
  • Causes: Increase in carbondioxide (CO2) emissions, whichaccelerate global warming
  • Impacts of glacier retreat:
  • Snowlinerise
  • Localbusinesses(hotels, operatorsof ski-lifts etc.) mightsufferfromlesstourism
  • Extinction of alpine plants
  • Extinction of animals
  • Shortage of drinkingwater
unfreezing of permafrost soil
Unfreezingofpermafrostsoil
  • Icylayerthatstabilises alpine ground („mountainglue“)
  • Impacts of an unfreezing of permafrostsoil:
  • Increase in mudslidesandavalanches (=snowslides)
  • Alpine buildingsmightcollapse
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcV9xiex5nI
environmental disaster
Environmental Disaster
  • More storms
  • Increase in floodings
what should we do
Whatshouldwe do?

Diminishcarbondioxideemissionsand save energyby:

  • usingenergy-savinglamps
  • turning off electronic deviceswhenthey‘re not beingused
  • takingpublictransportation
  • installingheatinsulation
  • eatinglessmeat (methane)
  • supportingsustainableenergy (solar power, wind power, geothermal power)