As climate change melts the world's glaciers, some nations must redefine their national borders. Above, the Basodino Glacier near the Swiss-Italian border.Via Wikimedia Commons Something really rather strange is happening to Switzerland, where I spent part of last week at an international conference. The mountainous country is shrinking as a result of global warming. The Italian and Swiss governments have agreed to redraw parts of the border between the two nations -- fixed in 1861, when Italy became a unified state. Climate change is increasingly emerging as a cause of changes in national boundaries, something traditionally achieved by warring armies …
Get Grist in Your Inbox
Geoffrey Lean, Contributing Editor (Environment) at London's Daily Telegraph, has been covering the field for almost 40 years and has won many national and international awards for his work.
Insane cycling video will make you hold your breath for two minutes
Why it’s a big deal that half of the Great Lakes are still covered in ice
NFL player tackles sustainable beef off the field
Why you should be skeptical of Walmart’s cheap organic food
The brutally dishonest attacks on Showtime’s landmark climate series