Global Warming Hits Tropical Glaciers in the Andes "Tropical glaciers" may sound like an oxymoron, but these unique ice floes are dotted throughout Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Scientists say global warming is quickly destroying these glaciers, including Zongo, near La Paz, Bolivia.
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Global Warming Hits Tropical Glaciers in the Andes

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Global Warming Hits Tropical Glaciers in the Andes

Global Warming Hits Tropical Glaciers in the Andes

Global Warming Hits Tropical Glaciers in the Andes

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"Tropical glaciers" may sound like an oxymoron, but these unique ice floes are dotted throughout Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. The high altitudes of the Andes in South America contain 70 percent of the world's tropical glaciers. Scientists say global warming is quickly destroying these glaciers, including Zongo, near La Paz, Bolivia.