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Report: Climate Change Will Reduce Himalayan Glaciers by At Least 1/3

HeadlineFeb 05, 2019
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In environmental news, a new report finds that at least a third of the Himalayan ice cap will melt off by the end of the century due to rising temperatures. The report states that even radical change to human behavior would not be enough to save the glaciers of the Hindu Kush and Himalaya range, with major consequences for nearly 2 billion people. The Hindu Kush and Himalaya region stretches from Afghanistan to Myanmar and is the largest concentration of ice after the Arctic and Antarctica. The melting glaciers risk overflowing lakes that would engulf local communities by mid-century, before river flows go into decline, affecting power supplies from hydro dams and agricultural production.

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