The Guardian newspaper in the UK reports that the Danube's ice cover changes are being monitored as a warning for global warming.
Snow often lies on the ground in winter, and the Danube in Budapest used to freeze over regularly. However, during the past few decades this has happened far less often, as regional temperatures have risen due to the effects of the global climate crisis.
Scientists are now using the changes in the ice cover on the Danube to track rising temperatures; and warn that although the lack of ice may be good news for the operators of river cruises, it sounds a timely warning for the rest of us.
Read the article here.
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