BERN, Switzerland, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - Climate change is leaving its mark on
Switzerland - glaciers are melting, the alpine permafrost is thawing, flooding
is threatening towns and agricultural areas and the weather is becoming ever
more unpredictable. swissinfo explores the background, effects of climate
change and what can be done through examining three key areas - research,
energy and tourism.
Swiss climate research and work in computer-simulated climate models are
considered to be among the best in the world. swissinfo talks to scientists
about their work in Switzerland, visits a Swiss researcher studying glaciers
at Spitzbergen University in Norway and spends time with climate scientists at
the Swiss Camp in Greenland.
The energy section of the dossier deals with Swiss energy policy,
prospects and the different types of energy produced in Switzerland. It also
looks at innovative new technology, which is aimed at being environmentally
friendly, improving energy efficiency and reducing consumption.
Tourism is affected by climate change too, with Switzerland's mountain
and skiing areas particularly hard hit. swissinfo has been finding out how
these areas are coping and what strategies they have for dealing with the
Also featured in the special are videos, audio, photo galleries, diagrams
and animated graphics as well as a quiz and a selection of useful links.
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