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Macron urges “fight of the century” during shrinking glacier visit

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French President Emmanuel Macron visited France’s largest glacier, the Mer de Glace on Thursday morning. The 7.5 kilometre (4.7 mile) glacier lies on Mont Blanc, and has become a symbol of global warming after shrinking dramatically.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣It is estimated that the Mer de Glace diminishes by 8-10 meters per year, with the average temperature having increased by 4° between the 1950s and the 2000s.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ France vows to construct a protected nature reserve around Mont Blanc by the year-end, with rules about overcrowding and damage.⁣⁣

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