Upsala Glacial Retreat, Argentina

Multimedia | February 4, 2004

Across the planet glaciers are retreating as temperatures rise and weather patterns change. Our ship, the Arctic Sunrise and her crew, travelled to Patagonia in 2004 to highlight the impacts of climate change on the glaciers at the tip of South America. These glaciers are the fastest retreating glaciers on the globe as our demand for oil, gas and coal changes the climate of the Earth. This animation compares a 1929 postcard with a photo taken in 2004 from the same location.


Top image: 1928, *Historic Image* Original photograph taken in 1928 of the Upsala Glacier. Bottom image: January 2004, Composite image of Upsala Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina.