Worksheets: The melting glaciers

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Glacial lake outburst floods in Nepal and Switzerland

Glacier shrinkage on our planet is a phenomenon that school pupils might have heard about in various media. They have perhaps even been confronted directly with the issue during a holiday in the Alps or other mountains.

This teaching module not only looks into the problem of glacial melting, but also at the still largely unknown consequences of this development, such as glacial lake outburst floods. Using two case studies, the pupils examine more closely the impacts on and options for action open to an industrialised country (Switzerland) and a developing country (Nepal).


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Head of Division – Education for Sustainable Development, Promoter for Climate & Development in North Rhine-Westphalia