Visiting Greenland About 80 per cent of Greenland is covered by an ice sheet which in parts is more than three metres thick. But it is losing more ice every year than is currently contained in the glaciers in the Alps. (pictures: Pierre-François Besson) swissinfo.ch The ice cap folds as it advances towards the ocean. swissinfo.ch Isolation is the only companion at Swiss Camp. swissinfo.ch Scientists are only human. swissinfo.ch Disappearing ice sheets is everyone in the world's business. swissinfo.ch Journalists still find the Greenland climate unbearably frigid. swissinfo.ch Good weather before the blizzard which means there will be lots of snow to shovel. swissinfo.ch Hard work is required to get the automated weather station up and running. swissinfo.ch With his bare hands, scientist Konrad Steffen applies the finishing touches. swissinfo.ch Two young researchers make do with fast-food Swiss Camp style. swissinfo.ch The staff require plenty of energy but is it renewable? swissinfo.ch The press room is an improvised affair. swissinfo.ch Heating is not taken for granted. swissinfo.ch Midday or midnight? Time is suspended in this desolate part of world. swissinfo.ch Scientists at Swiss Camp put the Greenland ice cap under the microscope. This content was published on July 16, 2007 July 16, 2007 More More Why people in Switzerland trust the state Stable country, stable money, stable lifestyles: in comparison, many things run smoothly in Switzerland. One factor is the high level of trust. You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Newest first Oldest first Load more More More Download the SWIplus app and stay informed Do you want to stay informed abroad? Now our app SWIplus offers even more Switzerland: with news, stories and our briefing!
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