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Peninsula. Most glaciers are white. Blue glaciers are the oldest, most compressed ice, and red contain areas of algae. Compressed ice appears blue because water molecules absorb other colors more efficiently than blue, and the old, compressed blue contains fewer air bubbles than white. The brilliant blue ice shimmers amid the luminous white ice of glaciers and icebergs.

Antarctic glacial ice is the largest reservoir of fresh water on earth, accounting for 75% of the world’s fresh water. Glacial mass changes are considered sensitive indicators of climate change and a major source of sea level rise. According to National Geographic scientists, Antarctica is undergoing significant warming, which is causing glaciers to retreat and shrink and large floating ice shelves to break apart. Polar ice keeps the planet at the right temperature, and 90% of the earth’s ice is in Antarctica. The continent is important for earth’s survival. Of the 500 named glaciers on the frozen continent, 195 distinct g lac ier s h ave b e en m app e d on the northern tip of the Antarctic

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