Thank you to all mobilized countries & organizations, who made of this Summit an important path towards better protection of the cryosphere & adaptation policies to face melting ice �� pic.twitter.com/4Do3cLEyqa
Over the last 30 years, the glaciers in the Andes mountain range have lost 42 percent of their surface, shrinking from 2,429 square kilometers in 1990 to 1,409 square kilometers in 2020, according to a study released in 2022 by the Brazilian environmental initiative MapBiomas.
The rate of loss of glaciers in the tropical region of the Andes, i.e., those located between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, is 28.4 kilometers per year.
So far, the most affected glaciers in this area have been those within 5,000 meters above sea level, as they have lost 80.25 percent of their area.
Originally built on islands and low lying mangrove swamps, Recife is the World's 16th most vulnerable city to climate change according to the IPCC. One effect of this process is that floods are more frequent and more violent. My story for @telesurenglishpic.twitter.com/S28LusLscF