In landlocked Switzerland temperatures are rising faster than in regions which benefit from the ocean’s cooling effect. The first video in our two-part series shows how climate change is affecting the Swiss landscape, economy and people.This content was published on October 29, 2021 - 09:00
- Deutsch Der Klimawandel trifft die Schweiz härter als andere
- Español La realidad del cambio climático en Suiza
- Português A realidade da mudança climática na Suíça
- 中文 瑞士的气候变化现状
- Français La réalité du changement climatique en Suisse
- عربي حقيقة التغيّرات المناخية في سويسرا
- Pусский Швейцария и изменения климата: Последствия (Часть 1)
- 日本語 気候変動の現実①スイスが受ける影響
- Italiano La realtà del cambiamento climatico in Svizzera
While average global temperatures are 0.85 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, Switzerland has seen an increase of two degrees over the same period. Since 1850, its glaciers have lost 60% of their volume. As they continue to melt, the country risks losing an important reservoir, affecting farming, hydropower production and transport on Europe’s main waterways.
Meanwhile, the Swiss travel a lot by train, and Swiss trains run on hydroelectric power. But high levels of convenience and consumption of imported goods jack up the national carbon footprint. How does Switzerland compare to other countries? Find out in this video.