The glaciers of the World Heritage Sites are threatened by Climate Change

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Publié le 9 novembre 2022

Glaciers around the world are suffering from the consequences of Climate Change. Their melting is having a disastrous impact on local communities and biodiversity.

According to a new study by UNESCO, a third of all glaciers in World Heritage Sites will disappear by 2050 due to rising temperatures. This image, acquired by one of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites on 11 March 2022, shows the glaciers of Los Alerces National Park in Argentina. The report indicates that the glaciers of the area have lost 45.6% of their mass since 2000.

The data provided by Copernicus satellites make it possible to extract key data on mapping and monitoring glaciers around the world.


The glaciers of the World Heritage Site are threatened by Climate Change | Copernicus. (2022, November 8).