Patagonia - March, 2014
Only one guide in the first six expressed concern when questioned about climate change. They would say noncommittal things like - "it's the normal life cycle for glaciers to disappear"… "some are actually growing or are stable"…. "we are in an interim period between glacial ages"…. " no acceleration in their disappearance"… "temperature has actually gone up one degree in one core drill test". The one who dared to be more frank acknowledged that the glacier he was referring to in Torres del Paine national park was receding 18 meters a year; normally, glaciers advance. Perito Moreno is one of few advancing glaciers. On the other hand, people who are really into glaciers tend to talk in terms of millions of years - counterblancing some of the panic feelings I get reading the news. But not much.