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CHILE: Risse im südlichen Patagonien Eisfeld infographic

Südliches Patagonien Eisfeld in zwei Teile zerbrochen

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May 24, 2019 -- Chiles 12.000 Quaddratkilometer großes südliches Patagonien Eisfeld ist in zwei Teile zerbrochen und wird voraussichtlich noch weitere Risse bekommen. Laut Wissenschaftern ist der Klimawandel die Ursache.

Gino Casassa, chief of the Snow and Glacier Division of Chile's DGA water authority, told Reuters increasing temperatures along the Andes Mountains in southern Chile and Argentina have meant less snow and ice to replenish the region's abundant glaciers.

The chunk of ice that split off from the main glacier was estimated at 208 square kilometres, a relatively small part of the ice field.

Scientists fear that such ruptures are becoming more frequent as increasing temperatures along Andes Mountains means less snow and ice to replenish glaciers. (Story: Reuters, El Mercurio,

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