Peru and Bolivia - Ryan Kost

You Should Have Seen It

"You should have seen it 20 years ago." My local guide Lucio explaining the drastic decline of glaciers in the Huayhuash of Peru. You want proof of climate change, go see it first-hand. These people aren't scientists, they live off the land and rely on the glaciers and monsoon seasons for their fruitful sustenance and for taking their animals to graze. They use so little, yet feel the effects more than most of us. It's time to wake up...myself included. While this is a gorgeous scene, another avalanche crashes into the happens every 15 minutes. It's incredible to witness how quickly the glaciers are melting.