Remarkable shrinkings have been going on among the Swiss glaciers, especially during the past two or three years. According to measurements, the great Rhone glacier, one of the sights of Switzerland — at least, it used to be — has lost in the past two years no less than 88,250 square feet, and others have been shortened by anywhere from 20 to 40 feet. Among sixty-three instances fifty-three recessions were discovered; one glacier remained stationary, and nine had slightly increased. The conspicuous gain was made by the Eiger glacier, which lengthened itself 114 feet last year, but observers say that these increases are not permanent.

In our own country the glaciers are shrinking in the same way, although careful measurements, such as have been going on in Switzerland for several years, have not been generally attended. […]

Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle