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The man who stole a glacier… to make cocktails?


Chilean police say they have busted a ring of thieves who swiped ice from a remote Patagonian glacier to sell to trendy restaurants

Finally, a case where environmentalists and climate change skeptics can agree that human activity is to blame for retreating glaciers. Chilean authorities have charged a man with transporting 11,453 pounds of ice stolen from a glacier in the country’s Bernardo O’Higgins National Park.

Why would people want ice from a glacier? Apparently, glacier ice in drinks is considered a luxury. A guide to this chilling caper:

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