All over the planet glacial ice is melting due to climate change. Italy’s 10,000+ foot Monte Scorluzzo is no exception. This monstrous mountain sits atop of Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps and has seen its glacial ice reduced by 40% in the past 50 years. The ice is losing 6-meters of thickness per year.
This certainly paints an ugly environmental picture for the future of our planet. That said, there have been some interesting discoveries made in recent years thanks to the melting of glacial ice. For example, an ancient ski was discovered in Norway as a glacier receded.
As the glacier on Monte Scorluzzo recedes, archeologists have found a bunker from World War I dug into the mountain. The bunker was built by Austro-Hungarian soldiers in 1915. The artifacts within the bunker were relatively well preserved as the space was essentially encased in ice.
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