Peruvian Glaciers Have Shrunk By 30 Percent Since 2000

Lima, Peru. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


Nearly 30 percent of Peru’s glaciers have melted away since 2000, threatening a critical source of drinking water and irrigation for millions of people downstream, according to a new study published in the journal The Cryosphere.

Overall, the country lost nearly 8 gigatons of ice from 2000 to 2016, with 170 glaciers — covering an area equivalent to 80,000 soccer fields — disappearing entirely…

Read Full Article; Yale E360 (10-07-2019)