The glaciers of Patagonia retreat

Passive and defenseless victims of global warming, the Patagonian mountain glaciers find themselves currently in full retreat. Many of them, particularly the smallest and most vulnerable, are even facing a definitive and irreversible end: their fast disappearance, a process that will only take a couple of decades.

This effects water supplies for surrounding areas as well as tourism, as at least one major glacier trekked to by tourists no longer exists.

(Translated by Joe Hartley, original in Spanish)

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