MELTING GLACIERS

Anchorage, AK -- Several tour companies throughout Anchorage are experiencing an increase in customers due to glaciers in the area that are rapidly melting.

Tourists are booking trips to see the receding glaciers of the nation’s only Arctic state before they can no longer access them.

Researchers predict that Alaska’s 25 thousand glaciers will lose upwards of 50% of their mass by the end of the century.

Officials that operate glacier tours say there is more awareness of the melting glaciers and many tourists from places like Australia, China and India are booking trips in hopes to see them before it’s too late.

 

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