Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Glaciers of Patagonia melting fast

Image from earthtimes

The "Little Ice Age" occurred about 150 years ago. In South America, it caused the Andean glaciers of southern Chile to advance and form moraines. In our era, the glaciers of Patagonia are rapidly thinning and receding, a fact demonstrated by satellite images taken over the past 40 years. Since 2000, the shrinkage measured has been twice as rapid as that recorded a century ago.

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