United States, Director General, Lacy discussed on Weekend Edition Sunday

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I shot like that again my teeth would fly out most would be with us okay let them do it the one that that the US she covers her mouth and giggles she's only got about forty that flood was likely caused when an unstable lake formed on the local places it's cold altered and when that like bus it cause flash flooding across northern packs down with three great mountain ranges meet the Himalayas the Hindu Kush of the Karakoram residents have long relied on the seven thousand glace is nestled here for their livelihoods they treat them like living beings but now the melting foster than ever before the shrinking about half of the performing on stable lakes at least thirty might bust the main driving factor is global warming that's David Mauldin he's the director general of the International Center of integrated mountain development it focuses on these ranges we got some of the best glaciologist together from the region looking at what's happening to the glaciers he says the mountains a heating up faster than the plains below if we stick to the present emission trends will lose two thirds of our glaciers we wanted to see what a shrinking Lacy looks like so we scrambled up a nearby mountain to see the old to chalazia places could be black or white the old that is black because of all the rock and dust and dirt and suit it has absorbed we just kind of let me tell you what we can say Hey does a ravine that black thing is the glaze scea Hey so with me is not the in the guide what was it before this clay SEEA big mission was there now is almost around fifty meters big listed a shrinking and residents are taking action to adopt in the how to valley they're preparing for the next big flood well because of preparing a pause so because can reach this area to clear debris foster therefore define parts of the river bank to prevent the next flood from washing away more lands in all the villages folks planting trees to slow down flash floods they're also installing only monitoring systems one village Coleman is waiting for the wind to fund a supporting role to block the path of Iglesia.

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