Two people traversing the Cosmiques ridge when a chough dives by.
This time, each year, workers install more than a hundred new stairs further down in order to reach the leftover glacier. In 1825 the glacier ice was 360m thick here. In 1995 it was 245m. I pass the plate of 2018 and still have a big drop beneath me. When I arrive at the current glacier it is 90m thick. There's something metaphorical to the speed of this retreat. More in the article right below..
Climate disruption, biodiversity loss.. Most of the people are too occupied with making ends meet, looking for escapism on barren (sub)urban lands. Meanwhile our means of survival are sold out by greasy people looking to multiply their Ferraris. Collective action required, not lifestylish protests, but true actively society-participating change.