Germany's last glacier, the Zugspitze, "was 80 metres thick in 1910. Now it is only 45."
According to the Post, "The melting of the frozen ice is more than just the loss of picturesque mountain scenery. Without glaciers, scientists say summertime water levels in European rivers would drop. Much of the Rhine River water in the summer comes from glacier melting."
Wa Post: Germany Losing Battle to Save Last Glacier