Global Warming Images
Argentina has many glaciers in its southern mountain ranges of Patagonia and Tierra Del Fuego, all of these glaciers are receding rapidly as temperatures rise. This is leading to water resource issues as glacial meltwater is often the source for communities water supply. Its populations of Magellanic Penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) are decreasing in numbers. Increased rainfall on their breeding grounds is causing more of the chicks to die of hypothermia, as they are vulnerable to rainfall when they are still covered in down, which unlike the adult feathers is not waterproof.