Threat of Mont Blanc glacier collapse forces evacuation

Q: Italian authorities closed off roads and evacuated homes after experts warned that part of a Mont Blanc glacier may soon collapse. Mont Blanc lies at the border of Italy, France and Switzerland. Where do these borders intersect?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Mont Blanc lies along the French-Italian border and reaches into Switzerland. The 15,771-foot peak is the highest in which European mountain range?

A. Alps

B. Balkans

C. Carpathian

D. Dinarides

Q: A couple hundred miles from Mont Blanc last week a funeral was held for the Pizol glacier in the Swiss Alps. A month earlier people gathered to mourn the loss of a glacier on the European island of . . .

A. Greenland

B. Iceland

Q: A UN report last week warned that climate change is the worlds melting glaciers increasing the frequency of landslides, avalanches, rockfalls and floods. Melting glaciers in the world’s highest mountain range threaten floods and eventual water shortages for millions of people in . . .

A. Africa

B. Asia

C. North America

D. South America

Q: Last week’s UN report on the “Oceans and the Cryosphere," said global warming has hit the oceans and coldest regions the hardest. The Himalayas have the third largest deposit of ice and snow. What region has the most ice?

A. Antarctic

B. Arctic

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