Alps to Become More Dangerous in Warming World Heat waves, floods, avalanches and other deadly natural disasters could become more common in mountainous regions thanks to climate change, a new study suggests, making the famous peaks more dangerous for mountaineers and skiers. Extreme weather events are predicted to become more frequent on a warmer Earth. In the Eastern European Alps, two such events - the 2003 heat wave and the 2005 flood - gave researchers a preview of how similar events could pose a threat to alpine regions and ......

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