If the glaciers on the mountains are melting, why can’t they regenerate and why can’t they be restored?

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If the glaciers on the mountains are melting, why can’t they regenerate and why can’t they be restored?

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They can regenerate, there is only no reason for them to since it would need to get colder instead of warmer which doesnt seem to be the case anytime soon.

Glaciers are made from frozen water. The planet is heating up so much, the ice is melting. The glaciers can’t regenerate because it’s too warm for water to freeze.

They grow when it is snowing.

As long as you get more snow in the winter than melting in the rest of the year a glacier will grow. But as it gets warmer it does not replenish the summer loss in winter therefore the glacier is getting smaller.

Yeah for a glacier to form any real thickness it needs a whole lot of snow and very cold seasons in which to grow beyond what they lose in the summer season. That balance of heat to cold ratio has tipped in the wrong direction of too warm for too long.

Glaciers are ice. Ice is cold water. When ice gets hot it turns back in to water. Sometimes that melting ice is on top of a mountain. When *that* ice turns into water it rolls down down down into the ocean with all the other water. It can eventually get back to the mountain top in the form of a snow flake to start building back that glacier. It takes a REALLY REALLY long time to build a glacier, and only a a short time to melt one. We need glaciers and we like the water exactly the way it is. So that’s why people talk about melting glaciers like it’s a little scary