Glaciers are retreating almost everywhere around the world, including in the Alps, Himalayas, Andes, Rockies, Alaska, and Africa. If global warming continues to progress we will loose more glaciers than we already have been, when the temperature rises more ice melts and more water flows to the seas from glaciers and ice caps, ocean water warms and expands in volume. Climate change is s strongly affecting Antarctica. Around the Antarctic Peninsula, temperatures are warming at a rate that is approximately six times the global average.400 billion tons approximate total glacier loss per year since 19941. Glaciers have white surfaces that reflect the Sun's rays. This helps keep our current climate mild. When glaciers melt, darker surfaces are exposed, which absorb heat. This raises temperatures even more.