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Kyrgyzstan|life|November 20, 2018 / 04:16 PM
Kyrgyzstan schoolchildren contribute to giant postcard on Swiss glacier raising awareness about climate change

AKIPRESS.COM - Over 100,000 postcards with promises and messages about climate change from children and young people around the world were used to stage a new Guinness world record on the Jungfraujoch: the biggest postcard of all time, raising awareness about climate change.

The recently released special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that under certain conditions, it should still be possible to limit global warming to a maximum of +1.5°C. This would help keep the impacts of climate change at a tolerable level.

At over 3,400m altitude, the Aletsch glacier was chosen as the location for the Guinness world record because it is a powerful image of the strong impact of climate change on high mountain regions. Many of the world’s glaciers are shrinking rapidly and will disappear completely in the near future. Disappearing glaciers are a sight that can be observed all over the world.

At the centre of the Jungfraujoch record operation are promises and messages about climate change written by young people which all together will form the biggest postcard of all time.

Schoolchildren from Kyrgyzstan contributed their postcards as well, which they gave to a representative of the Swiss art project organizer at the World Mountain Forum in Bishkek on October 23-25.

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