A man has been arrested for stealing 5 tonnes of 1000-year-old ice from the Jorge Montt Glacier in Chile. The glacier ice was destined for high-end cocktail bars in Santiago to be used as ice cubes. The BBC has a news report on the story.
Jorge Montt Glacier has been called the fastest shrinking glacier in Chile. A retreat of ~1km was observed in just one year, this was recorded by time-lapsed cameras. The series of 1445 photos have been used to produce a short video (shown below) of the glacier’s retreat.