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A drop of tear from melting glacier

2009-12-17 09:43:32 GMT2009-12-17 17:43:32 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A drop of water falls from a melting piece of ice on Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate, in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, December 16, 2009. Scientists warn that glaciers in the Andes are melting because of the effects of climate change. According to studies, these accumulations of ice are thawing at a pace so fast that they could disappear in 25 years. (Reuters Photo)

A general view of Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier (front) and mount Federico Reichert near the city of El Calafate, in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, December 16, 2009.(Reuters Photo)

A climber stands in front of Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate, in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, December 16, 2009. (Reuters Photo)

Tourist guide Ceferino Llamu stands on the edge of a crack on Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate, in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, December 16, 2009.(Reuters Photo)

Climbers trek next to a crack on Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate, in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, December 16, 2009. (Reuters Photo)

Scientists warn that glaciers in the Andes are melting because of the effects of climate change. According to studies, these accumulations of ice are thawing at a pace so fast that they could disappear in 25 years.

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