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CHILE: Roturas no campo de gelo da Patagónia do Sul infographic

Campo de gelo da Patagónia do Sul partiu-se em dois

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May 24, 2019 -- O campo de Gelo da Patagónia do Sul, no Chile, com 12.000 km2 dividiu-se em dois e pode continuar a fraturar-se devido às mudanças climáticas.

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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