Soaring eagle films crumbling Alpine glaciers as Earth warms

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CLAIRE PARKER and JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The images will be stunningly beautiful yet also hint of dire future consequences. Filmed with a camera mounted between his majestic wings, they’ll show how a white-tailed eagle named Victor sees the world as he flies over the Alps and capture its once-magnificent glaciers now crumbling because of global warming. Their wasting away is unlikely to be a pretty sight. And that’s the whole point. Victor will embark upon five flights this week over the Alps. Organizers hope his spectacular eagle’s-view footage will help jolt the world out of climate-change apathy and toward swifter action to combat its effects. His handler hopes that seeing the world as an eagle sees it will also convince viewers of the importance of p
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