Jim, do you have any personal observations from your years around Patagonian glaciers? I haven't been there but I've seen reports like this,
Patagonian Glaciers Melting in a Hurry
Ice fields in southern South America are rapidly losing volume and in most cases thinning at even the highest elevations, contributing to sea-level rise at "substantially higher" rates than observed from the 1970s through the 1990s, according to a study published Wednesday.
The Patagonia Ice Caps, North and South are the two largest ice caps outside of the polar regions.....1,500 and 5,500 sq. mi. respectively. The last few summers have been hotter and dryer than normal. This winter they are getting a reprieve....quite wet and cold.
I have noticed recession but the glaciers are so large it's hard to determine how much.
When I was on Mt. Kenya in 2005 I compared what I saw with earlier pictures and the rate of recession was astonishing.
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