Ararat experienced 'massive' ice melt last week

16 Aug, 2021

In recent days, the ice and snow of Mount Ararat are melting with great speed, which has seriously worried the environmentalists. Due to the hot weather, even the permanent snow-covered part of Mount Ararat is melting. There is an outflow of dirt and sewage to the villages near the Mountain Ararat.

Turkish DHA news agency has published a video which was recorded by 40-year-old local guide-mountaineer Murat Shahin. The latter noted that this is the first time he has witnessed such a phenomenon.

In his words, at the moment the villages are not endangered. However, the situation may change. Shahin has noted that if the current temperature is maintained, there will be no snow-covered areas on Mount Ararat in 5-10 years.


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