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Retreat of the snowcapped volcano of Santa Isabel, Colombia

Retreat of the snowcapped volcano of Santa Isabel, Colombia

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Uploaded 21 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2010 Author: Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Between 1959 and 1996, the snowcapped volcano of Santa Isabel in Colombia showed a 44% decrease in its ice-covered peak. This process of decrease in ice has continued, causing it to lose its attraction as a tourist site, with significant economic consequences.
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