Sylarna Sylglaciären Tomas Bergström Länsstyrelsen Jämtlands län
Credit: Tomas Bergström Länsstyrelsen Jämtlands län

Glacier "collapses" as climate warms

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One of the Scandinavian glaciers has broken up because of the unusually warm summer, reports P4 Jämtland.

Tomas Bergström who monitors the local environment for the county council says you can see clearly how the glacier has broken up into several large pieces. "It has quite simply collapsed" he says.

The Syl glacier is on the Sweden-Norway border, not far from the town of Trondheim.

During the warm summer lots of snow melted from the glacier. Researchers at Stockholm University says that the last eight years have seen greater changes in the Helags and Syl glaciers in the last 8 years, than in the previous 50 years.

And Tomas Bergström at the Jämtland county council says as the climate gets warmer the effects on glaciers are going to be one of the clearest signs of what's happening. 

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