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Ice-Cold Inspiration: Mapping the Last Glaciers on Earth 12

As the saying goes, you don't know what you've got until it's gone. Glacial melting is an unstoppable fact. The critical issue which the people of planet earth can join with scientists, geologists, eco-warriors to remedy is to ensure that the falling snow which turns to ice and replenishes the surfaces of the planet's glaciers is allowed to do so. This requires drastic measures in the way we think about global warming, but what we, the travelers, nature lovers and photographers can do is to create the definitive map, showcasing the slow-melting majesty of one of nature's most awe-inspiring features. This is a call to arms. Join us on our climate crusade and add your own mind-blowing images of the most amazing, spectacular glaciers on earth to marvel at before it's too late... Glaciers can be found on every continent on Earth and even on Mars. These huge slow moving masses of ice not only make for breathtaking views but they support entire ecosystems including the communities who live in their shadows. As global temperatures rise these ancient giants are retreating at the fastest ever rate. If the melting of these gargantuan ice caps continues in this way, catastrophe is guaranteed as millions around the world face water shortages and rising oceans mean that coastal communities face decimation. Global Warming could just as easily read 'Global Warning' and the situation is desperate and very, very real.

Margerie Glacier, Alaska, USA

May 31 2004

Athabasca Glacier, Canada

May 17 2015

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Apr 17 2013

Quelccaya Ice Cap, Peru

Jun 5 2010

The largest glaciated area in the tropics, Peru's Quelccaya Ice Cap spans an area of 44 square kilometers. Since 1978, approximately 20% of the glacier's surface area has disappeared. Image Credit: Edubucher (Wikimedia Commons)

Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland

Jan 3 2010

Jostedalsbreen Glacier, Norway

Oct 3 2005

Pasterze Glacier, Austria

Aug 27 2016

Furtwängler Glacier, Tanzania

Jan 2 2011

Baltoro Glacier, Pakistan

Jun 20 2007

Chogolisa (or Bride Peak) is a mountain in the Karakoram region of Pakistan. It lies near the Baltoro Glacier in the Concordia region which is home to some of the highest peaks of the world. Chogolisa has several peaks, the highest on the SW face (Chogolisa I) rises to 7,665 metres (25,148 ft). The second highest at 7,654 metres on the NE side (Chogolisa II) is the one named Bride Peak by Martin Conway in 1892.

Yulong Glacier, China

Aug 14 2011

Canada Glacier, Antarctica

Nov 19 2014

Fox Glacier, New Zealand

May 8 2013

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