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New Climate Change Culprit: Chilean Man Stealing Glaciers to Put In Cocktails


Police in Capitán Prat Province, Chile, have stopped a refrigerated truck carrying nearly 6 tons of ice bound for cocktail bars in Santiago, and arrested the driver on suspicion of having thieved the ice from a glacier in a Patagonian national park.

We've seen polar-chilled liquor before, as well as elaborately frozen cocktails; but I don't know that glacial ice cubes add anything particularly special to a beverage that makes them worth the hauling.

The Jorge Montt glacier, from which the ice was harvested, is one of the fastest-shrinking glaciers on record; now we may know why.