Even in a best-case scenario, the mountains will lose a third of their ice, a comprehensive new assessment says. The results downstream could be devastating.
Kunda Dixit is the editor and publisher of the Nepali Times, where this article and videos were first published.
KATHMANDU, Nepal — While the global media’s attention is on the Greenland Ice Sheet, Antarctica and the Arctic, a landmark report released this week shows that the Himalayan glaciers will face a catastrophic meltdown this century if there is no immediate effort to reduce the world’s carbon emissions.
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Original Title: Himalayan Glaciers on Pace for Catastrophic Meltdown This Century, Report Warns
Full Text of the Original Article: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/05022019/everest-himalayan-mountains-climate-change-glacier-ice-loss-water-crisis-icimod-global-warming-report