August 30, 2009

Glaciers melt around world due to global warming

Splinters of ice peel off from the front of the Perito Moreno Glacier into the Lago Argentino, in the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares (Los Glaciares National Park), 80 km (50 miles) west of El Calafate city, in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, in this March 25, 2007 file photo. Moving on from the risk of global warming, scientists are now looking for ways to pinpoint the areas set to be affected by climate change, to help countries plan everything from new crops to hydropower dams.

Hikers make their way in front of the Ried Glacier and the Dom mountain in the Swiss Alps, near Zermatt, September 12, 2007. Switzerland has been particularly hard hit by a warming climate, with ski resorts often short of snow cover and potential water supply problems as sources melt away.

Editor: Sun Yunlong
Photos by Xinhua/Reuters Photo