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

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Gepubliceerd op 9 november 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.

Source:

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