FAQ about Glaciers

4. Why are glaciers and other ice the Earth’s sunscreens?

This is due to the bright white appearance of icy surfaces that reflect excess heat back into space, keeping the planet cooler. In other words, ice acts as a cover or sunscreen for the Earth, that is, they protect its soils and waters, and the life that develops on the planet.

Other sections of Glaciers

At the beginning of May 2024, the disappearance of the Humboldt Glacier, the last ice mass of its type in our country, made news. It was located in Mérida, in the Sierra Nevada of the same name. The Humboldt was the last Venezuelan glacier… and the first to disappear. Read +

World’s glaciers melting at record levels due to climate change

Venezuela Likely the First Nation to Lose All Its Glaciers