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Data from the World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zurich, Switzerland
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Glacier changes on Nevado de Santa Isabel, Colombia
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
With spectacular mountain peak glaciers melting away, the NEvado de Santa Isabel area in Colombia becomes less attractive to tourists. In addition, the local forestry and agricultural fertility suffer may suffer from reduced spring water. The retreat of glaciers is an indicator for changes in regional and global climate.