Peru is retreating due to global warming

Natural warmingPeruvian province of Cusco threatens the melting of glaciers in the Andes, is happening because of climate change. The scientists, glaciologists from the University of Ohio State since the mid 70-years of the last century, watching the phenomenon.

Now we are in Cusco and ready to move on to the ice cap Kelkkayya. This is the place we study since 1974. Our goal this year – first of all, take a picture of Corey Kalis glacier.According to Professor Lonnie Thompson, a team of researchers takes photos of natural ice every two or three years.

On this basis, scientists have concluded that the glacier Corey Kalis for the last half century took a 1 kilometer to 100 meters.It will be interesting to see how the glacier retreated Corey Calis. Most of the time our observations, it ends at the lake, and now backed up. It will be interesting to see how changing the speed of retreat.

Global climate change, according to experts, can lead to the complete disappearance of glaciers in the Andes. According to a World Bank report in 2009, it is in the next two decades will affect the water supply, electricity generation and agriculture in South America.

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