NASA shared a picture of a melting glacier on its Instagram account. As beautiful as this picture is in view, its truth is as frightening. This picture shows that we are falling prey to global warming very fast. This photo was taken by a French astronaut Thomas Pesquet from the International Space Station (ISS). It overlooks the Upsala Glacier, the third largest glacier in the southern Patagonian icefields of Argentina and Chile. The US Space Agency says that our glaciers are becoming smaller and that these changes are visible to astronauts from space, as well as the Earth Observation Satellite providing climate scientists with information about the home environment. This picture clearly shows that a large part of this huge glacier has broken due to global warming and it is melting rapidly.
NASA’s caption in the picture says that as the climate changes on Earth, the International Space Station is sending photos of these changes to make our planet safer.
By the time of writing this news, the picture had been liked by over 9 lakh users. Thousands of users have also left comments on the picture. Many people looked at the beauty of the picture and many expressed concern about climate change and global warming.
i_m_g was commented by an account with the username “The planet is dying,” (The planet is dying)
Khyrstyn Jackson writes “I wish you would have put pictures from last century next to this for comparison,” (I wish you had a comparison with this. Add the picture of the last decade)
Surely this picture is beautiful, but if you go back a few years, you will realize how fast we are falling victim to global warming. Hundreds of such glaciers have been halved from their true size. The European Space Agency (ESA) report says that the glacier has shrunk by more than 3 kilometers between 2001 and 2016.