Melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled in recent years

Melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled in recent years


Melting glaciers. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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A newly comprehensive study shows that melting of Himalayan glaciers caused by rising temperatures has accelerated dramatically since the start of the 21st century.

The analysis, spanning 40 years of satellite observations across India, China, Nepal and Bhutan, indicates that glaciers have been losing the equivalent of more than a vertical foot and half of ice each year since 2000 — double the amount of melting that took place from 1975 to 2000…

Read Full Article; Science Daily (06-19-2019)

Himalayas to Become The Most Dammed Region In The World; Guardian UK (08-10-2013)

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