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Mountain hike for climate protection

On 15 August 2009, some seventy hikers went up to the Goldbergkees glacier on the Hoher Sonnblick in Salzburg/A to draw attention to the impacts of global climate change.
The event was organised jointly by Greenpeace and the Austrian Nature Friends in the framework of a campaign entitled "One million deeds for climate protection". The famous mountaineers Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner and Kurt Diemberger agreed to act as patrons to the event, which was held to call upon the Austrian government to work for an ambitious climate protection agreement at the Climate Conference in Copenhagen/DN in December. The Alpine glaciers have lost more than half their total volume since the middle of the 19th century, and glacial retreat in the Alps has clearly accelerated in the last few years. For more information, go to www.greenpeace.at/klima_forderungen.html (de).