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A delicate balance

“As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions”.  -Al Gore 

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This week’s Photo Challenge is delicate. Glaciers are not exactly what comes to mind when you think of delicate. The ice of a glacier is heavy, hard and always moving. However, what is delicate about glaciers is the delicate balance in nature due to global climate change. Many glaciers around the world are shrinking before our very own eyes and may not be around for our grandchildren. It is a tragedy that must stop. Global climate change is serious and unless we do something to help slow it down, glaciers like this one below in Argentina may be a thing of the past.

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“Glaciers are delicate and individual things, like humans. Instability is built into them.”-  Will Harrison

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All photos above taken at the world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina.

This post was written in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge “Delicate”. To see more entries, click here.

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  2. Sas

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful natural feature. Very poignant words too. I think everyone should watch films like ‘The Age of Stupid’ and read ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ as part of their education so that we don’t allow the galciers to disppear forever.

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  15. beautiful glaciers. I have so much respect for natural wonders of the world. I will settle with the pictures rather than adding to the temperature of the environment that could erode the glacier. Thank you for the pictures.

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