Every day, “20 Minutes” recommends a video produced by its partner Brut
ENVIRONMENT – Every day, “20 Minutes” recommends a video produced by its partner Brut If you ski or hike, you may have already seen these strange expanses of pinkish glaciers. Well know that their coloring is not consecutive to a wild training of rugby from Stade Français but the presence, at altitude, of Chlamydomonas nivalis, an alga – yes, yes, an alga! – which takes advantage of the spring heat to proliferate.
A not very rosy future
If some find it pretty, is this phenomenon, nicknamed “watermelon snow” or “ice blood”, harmful? And what is the presence of the algae that causes it due? This is whattry to determine scientists by studying its manifestations on many glaciers around the world.
Discover their conclusions in this video from our partner Brut :