There is widespread evidence that glaciers are retreating in many mountain areas of the world. Since 1850, the glaciers of the European Alps have lost about 30 to 40% of their surface area and about half of their volume. Similarly, glaciers in the New Zealand Southern Alps have lost 25% of their area over the last 100 years, and glaciers in several regions of central Asia have been retreating since the 1950s. Glaciers on Mt. Kenya and Kilimanjaro have lost over 60% of their area in the last century, and accelerated retreat has been reported for the Peruvian Andes.

"Glaciers in the Himalayas are receding faster than in any other part of the world," according to a study by the International Commission for Snow and Ice (ICSI). "If the present rate continues, the likelihood of them disappearing by the year 2035 is very high."

In the Kitchen Brigade, the Glacier is a dessert chef specializing in making ice cream.

In many brigades, this chef might be under the Patissier or if the operation is large enough, be a chef with a station all its own.

This chef can make you any flavor of ice cream that the pantry can provide, if you want garlic ice cream, the Glacier would gladly make you a batch. Under my training we have come up with a lot of weird stuff, considering that our instructors always encourage us to expand our minds, so well, I usually come to the kitchen high as a kite and all of my chefs love me so far.

The glacier, if he is also artistically inclined, may be also placed in charge of ice sculptures although most of the ice sculptors that I know do only that and are no culinarians themselves. They do get paid a good amount, like US$50 an hour here in my country. Consider that the minimum wage here comes out to just around US$150.00 a month!

Behemoth cruisers volley with nuclear munitions,
mainly to focus on the surgical incisions,
what happened with the glaciers of white,
they got removed only to replace the night,
water towering upon you with no more sun,
taking the mammoths out of glaciers as one,
nobody, no animal, no insect would want this,
smashing apart the stone cold solid of risk,
the scalping takes charge, it wins the competition,
two emotional knives cut through the mission,
tearing apart the alone world of a deep abyss,
the weapons are none, they cease to exist,
the grass, the insects, the once filled glaciers,
the sun, the moon, the black and blue craters,
its all dead now, none like the weapons,
scalpings and sickly talks of mass destruction,
this is the end of the world as they hear,
the ground has split the glaciers are near.

Gla"cier (?), n. [F. glacier, fr. glace ice, L. glacies.]

An immense field or stream of ice, formed in the region of perpetual snow, and moving slowly down a mountain slope or valley, as in the Alps, or over an extended area, as in Greenland.

The mass of compacted snow forming the upper part of a glacier is called the firn, or n'ev'e; the glacier proper consist of solid ice, deeply crevassed where broken up by irregularities in the slope or direction of its path. A glacier usually carries with it accumulations of stones and dirt called moraines, which are designated, according to their position, as lateral, medial, or terminal (see Moraine). The common rate of flow of the Alpine glaciers is from ten to twenty inches per day in summer, and about half that in winter.

Glacier theory Geol., the theory that large parts of the frigid and temperate zones were covered with ice during the glacial, or ice, period, and that, by the agency of this ice, the loose materials on the earth's surface, called drift or diluvium, were transported and accumulated.


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