Listen: Himalayan glaciers melting at alarming rate, satellite data shows
"Found the Himalayan glaciers are melting faster in summer. The may are being replenished by snow in winter. In the warm seasons. Meltwater from the mountain feeds rivers and provides drinking water and irrigation for crops for millions of people. What are we going to do if there's nest our vision? What are we going to do? If there are wars over water and food. Do understand the retreat of the glaciers is one of the most glaring consequences realities empirical Trues of rising global temperatures. Around the world, vanishing glaciers will mean less water for people for livestock for crops. I have to tell you in the Himalayas, the loss of glaciers really post to profound risks in the short term melting glaciers leave behind rock debris that creates dams. And if these debris dams burst, the resulting floods could destroy villages. In Milan term, the loss of glacier, ice means the loss of Asia's future Bank of water. You know what that means that safeguard against periods of extreme heat and drought? They'll be gone. Receding glaciers can also threaten the ecosystems. They support which can in turn affect communities in the region and beyond. Please. What do you think about this? Visit disturb you as much as it, disturbs me. The latest study led by researchers at the Lamont Doherty earth observation observatory at Columbia University in New York. Relied on the analysis of satellite images of six hundred fifty glaciers across two thousand kilometers or more than twelve hundred miles of the Himalayas, including, and this is really important recently declassified United States spy, satellite dead. Spy, data, declassified, which proves the problem is real. And you know what? The researchers turned the images into three d models. The changes in the area and the volume of the glaciers. They found using this method that from nineteen seventy five to two thousand glaciers across the region. Lost ten inches of ice each year. Starting in two thousand the rate of loss doubled to about twenty inches of ice each year. The study also concluded that while soot from the fossil fuel burning is likely to have contributed to the ice melt the bigger factor was rising temperatures temperatures varied across the vast mountain range and on average, they rose faster than between two thousand and two thousand sixteen compared with earlier"