The glaciers of the earth are melting at an alarming rate. The Gray Glacier in southern Chile is one of the front lines of the climate crisis.
Like an 850 meter wide defensive wall, the eastern facade of the ice rises up to twenty meters above the surface of the water, and below the surface it extends 300 meters into the cold water. In 30 years, the Gray Glacier Wall has moved two kilometers backwards.
At the same time, it has become significantly thinner. And it only goes faster and faster. In 2018, a UN report found that 95 percent of Chile’s glaciers are in the process of retreating due to the man-made global warming.