Germany lost one of its five major glaciers due to extreme heat
It has been reported that the Southern Schneeferner in the Alps, which melted due to the extreme heat seen in Germany this summer, has been removed from the "glacial" status.
In a statement from the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, it was stated that only four major glaciers in Germany remained.
German scientists said this month that measurement studies on Southern Schneeferner show that the glacier has shrunk by half in four years.
In the study, it was reported that most areas of the glacier were slightly more than 2 meters thick and have now been removed from glacial status.
Experts have predicted that the shrinking ice sheet will melt completely within one to two years.
Scientists say that many glaciers in Europe are doomed to disappear in the coming years due to climate change.