The Los Glaciares National Park in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina is part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, and is the third largest ice field in the world.

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The majority of the almost fifty large glaciers in the park have been retreating over the past fifty years due to warming temperatures, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports that over 68 percent of the world’s freshwater supplies are locked in icecaps and glaciers. The United Nations climate change conference began November 30 in Paris.