Venezuela Loses Its Last Glacier

Recently, Venezuela became the first country in modern history to lose all its glaciers, following the reclassification of the Humboldt glacier as an ice field.

  • Scientists reclassified Venezuela’s Humboldt glacier as an ice field earlier this month, marking the country’s loss of all its glaciers.
  • Venezuela originally had six glaciers in the Andes mountains at approximately 5,000 meters above sea level, but by 2011, only the Humboldt glacier remained.
  • The Humboldt glacier, expected to last another decade, has melted faster than anticipated, shrinking to less than 2 hectares.
  • Global warming, primarily driven by greenhouse gas emissions from human ac
  • Since the Industrial Revolution, increased emissions ....
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