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Weatherwatch: UK's oldest snow patch clings on - but for how long?

The accelerating climate crisis has made Scotland's Sphinx more vulnerable in recent yearsIt's survived! The UK's oldest and most permanent patch of snow is safely buried under a duvet of fresh snow and will live to see another spring. Known as the Sphinx, this icy pocket situated in an isolated corrie on Britain's third highest mountain, Braeriach, in the Scottish Cairngorms range, is thought to have melted only seven times in the past 300 years.Counting and measuring the pockets of snow that persist year-round is a passion for Iain Cameron. For 15 years, he and his team of volunteers have been tramping the highlands of Scotland, England and Wales, keeping an eye on snow patches. Their records are providing a valuable indicator of the climate crisis. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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