Ayoloco Glacier in Mexico’s Iztaccíhuatl volcano is extinguished

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It was one of the few permanent glaciers in Mexico; temperature rise in the world affected him; UNAM will place an allusive plaque on the ‘belly’ of the ‘sleeping woman’ as the Iztaccíhuatl volcano is known.

It is one of the first documented glaciers to be lost in Mexico due to the effects of the climatic emergency, so a UNAM team will go up to Iztaccíhuatl to place a steel plate that declares the Ayoloco Glacier, located in the center, extinct. of the volcano in the part known as the “belly” of the sleeping woman.

On the site, poems about global warming will be recited by the director of Literature and Reading Promotion of the Coordination of Cultural Diffusion, Anel Pérez, who is also part of the university mountaineering team.

It is one of the first documented glaciers to be lost in Mexico due to the effects of the climatic emergency, so a UNAM team will go up to Iztaccíhuatl to place a steel plate that declares the Ayoloco Glacier , located in the center, extinct. of the volcano in the part known as the “belly” of the sleeping woman.


On the site, poems about global warming will be recited by the director of Literature and Reading Promotion of the Coordination of Cultural Diffusion, Anel Pérez, who is also part of the university mountaineering team.

The Ayoloco was one of the few permanent glaciers in Mexico, which together with those in the Popocatépetl volcano and the Pico de Orizaba, had an accelerated decrease in recent years due to the rise in the planet’s temperature, explained Hugo Delgado, researcher at the Institute of Geophysics of the UNAM.

The expert explained that doing the ritual for the death of the Ayoloco is an invitation to inform, sensitize and raise awareness about the importance of these wonderful masses of ice and snow, which are a very strong link in the chain that sustains human life, and when one disappears, the chain is hopelessly weakened.

According to Hugo Delgado, a doctor of science in the area of ​​Geology, the extinction of a glacier has a direct impact on the environment, such as changes in the local temperature since when the rock is bare, instead of reflecting the sun, it will absorb it. , which could result in an increase in temperature and a change in climate on the summits.

“This situation is irreversible and directly affects humans, because it can make conditions uninhabitable for us, which could lead to the extinction of the species: The world will continue to exist, but we will no longer have the conditions to inhabit it” , he alerted.

Source: Excelsior

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