• Question: How many glaciers are left in the world?

    Asked by 457susp23 to Liam on 8 Nov 2018.
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      Liam Taylor answered on 8 Nov 2018:

      There are around 200,000 glaciers on Earth! Most are found in Antarctica and Greenland, but quite a few are found in high mountain areas too (like the Himalayas, where Mount Everest is). We’re loosing glaciers at such a fast rate though. The vast majority of glaciers are getting smaller and smaller. There are only a very small number where they are growing in size.