Glaciers of Patagonia
Maynard Art Show: This broad view shows the great Patagonian ice field (the broad white expanse across the top), in Argentina. From this mass of ice and snow, glaciers (appearing small in this photo) emerge and flow into the green-blue waters of the cold lakes. Glaciers are an essential part of Earth’s dynamic system, and yet they are already impacted by human-caused global warming. The fifty-year archive of astronaut photos, including close-ups of many glaciers, show them retreating up to 100 meters per year, reducing water reserves, and disrupting the essential ecological balance of the region.
From Art Gallery