Mexico, Mar 30.- Mexican glaciers are currently doomed to extinction due to climate change, warned the director of the Institute of Geophysics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Hugo Delgado.
He assured that with the advance of global warming there will be no way to stop the disappearance of glaciers in the country, as it happened with the one located in the Popocatepetl volcano despite the fact that there is still some ice on the summit.
The Mexican correspondent of the Global Glacier Monitoring Service added that those located in the Iztaccihuatl volcano are 'very likely to be seen as bodies of ice by five or 10 years and be also declared extinct.'
It contrast with that of Pico de Orizaba, the highest mountain in Mexico, with a different situation since it is not surrounded by industrial zones.
Being Pico de Orizaba 5,570 meters above sea level, makes possible its glacial feeding system to survive maybe a few more decades, the expert told the newspaper Excelsior. (Prensa Latina)