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Peru's Snowy Peaks May Vanish as Planet Heats Up

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    ... From: murdoch_1998 To: Paleontology_and_Climate@yahoogroups.com Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 03:09:30 -0000 Subject: [P&C] Peru s Snowy Peaks May Vanish as
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      Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 03:09:30 -0000
      Subject: [P&C] Peru's Snowy Peaks May Vanish as Planet Heats Up
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      http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?
      tmpl=story&cid=585&e=1&u=/nm/20040802/sc_nm/peru_glaciers_dc

      Peru's Snowy Peaks May Vanish as Planet Heats Up

      By Monica Vargas

      LIMA (Reuters) - The snow atop Pastoruri, one of the most beautiful
      peaks in the Andes and a big draw for mountaineers and skiers, could
      disappear along with many of Peru's glaciers in the next few years
      because of global warming, experts say.

      At 17,000 feet in the northern Andes, the glacier which covers famed
      Pastoruri has shrunk at a rate of 62 feet every year since 1980.
      Today it covers a surface area of 0.7 square miles, about 25 percent
      less than a quarter of a century ago.

      Pastoruri is one of 18 glacier-capped mountains in Peru suffering
      the effects of climate change, according Peru's National Environment
      Council, CONAM.

      "If climatic conditions remain as they are, all the glaciers (in
      Peru) below 18,000 feet will disappear by around 2015," CONAM's
      president Patricia Iturregui told Reuters in an interview.

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