Patagonian glaciers melting at unprecedented rates

Greys Glacier meets Lake Grey in Patagonias Torres del Paine National Park. Photo courtesy of Flickr, bigeoino

Grey's Glacier meets Lake Grey in Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park. Photo courtesy of Flickr, bigeoino

The latest research expedition to the Southern Patagonia Ice Field revealed that alpine glaciers in the Chilean and Argentine Andes are disappearing at much faster rates than previously anticipated by the scientific community.The scientists discovered that the masses of ice in the Patagonia are melting in larger proportions and in much higher alpine zones than in any other part of the world, including Alaska and the Himalayas. Glacier ice accounts for around 75 percent of the world’s fresh water.

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2 Responses to Patagonian glaciers melting at unprecedented rates

  1. Jerry says:

    Glaciers melting? So what. That just means that much more fresh water available for the rest of us.

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  2. Raul Santo says:

    What a hoax,and you people believe this nonsense,God is still in control of this planet,he says,mine is the earth and the fullness thereof,there is nothing man can do to destroy this earth unless God permits it,so stop listening to idiots like
    Al Gore and his cronies.

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