Mountains are getting higher. Way down at the tip of South America, Patagonia’s tall mountains are each getting about an inch and a half taller every year.

This isn’t from tectonic activity. It’s because of the rate at which their glaciers are melting. As the weight of all that ice flows away the mountains bounce back up in compensation.

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  1. Shakatany says:

    Reminds me of the Red River in ND as it flows sluggishly north; as the land recovers from being beneath a glacier and rises it might start flowing south like other rivers.