Loss in the Landscape

Another article for On Landscape has appeared in Issue Number 231 with the title Loss in the Landscape on the subject of retreating Swiss glaciers, a retreat that seems to be accelerating. There is a bit of science, including the issues of water resources and hydropower for the Swiss and a bit of the impacts on photography. The article can be found at https://www.onlandscape.co.uk/2021/05/loss-in-the-landscape/

The Rhone Glacier, shown in the postcard around 1900, now cannot be seen from the valley bottom. It has retreated well back from the edge of the rock step, leaving a lake below the current snout.