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China's Glaciers Melting Faster Than Ever

October 23, 2011
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Researchers say the glaciers in southwest China's Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau are melting faster than ever due to global warming. They warn that some glaciers may disappear entirely within ten years.

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Reuters (May 27, 2012) — After inconclusive preliminary negotiations in Bonn, hopes for a globally binding climate deal by 2015 are fading, but for scientists the research and data-collection continues. An international team in Bolivia is now focusing on sub-tropical glaciers to find out why they are melting even faster than experts had previously thought.
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AFP (Aug. 28, 2013) — An annual pilgrimage is destroying a once pristine valley high up in the Indian Himalayas, accelerating the melting of glaciers and contaminating rivers with rubbish and human waste, say environmentalists.
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AFP (Oct. 26, 2014) — In northern Pakistan melting glaciers are raising concern that water reserves are under threat like never before with scientists warning that the country's future food security is at stake. Duration: 02:47 Video provided by AFP
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