Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Himalayan glaciers receding fast

A CNN.com story is based on a WWF study.

"Himalayan glaciers are receding at among the fastest rates in the world due to global warming, threatening water shortages for millions of people in China, India and Nepal, a leading conservation group said on Monday. The Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) said in a new study that Himalayan glaciers were receding 10-15 meters per year on average and that the rate was accelerating as global warming increases. In India, the Gangotri glacier is receding at an average rate of 23 meters per year, the study said."



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