retreating glaciers in Patagonia

I saw many impressive glaciers on my 2019 Patagonia trip. But was surprised to learn that this area was covered by ice 1.2 km thick 25,000 years ago.

One major study found that 90.2% of glaciers shrank between 1870 and 2011. Only 0.3% advanced. 

 

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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