A Grim Future For Earth’s ‘Third Pole’

One-third of Asia’s high mountain glaciers will melt — even if the Paris Agreement succeeds. There’s so much ice packed into the high mountains of Asia that scientists call it Earth’s “Third Pole.” The Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau hold the largest reserves of freshwater outside the Arctic and Antarctic. Here, thousands of glaciers form the headwaters for 10 of Asia’s largest rivers, which help supply the region with drinking water, crop irrigation and hydroelectric power. These g

A Grim Future For Earth’s ‘Third Pole’

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Discover Magazine

Study: Asia's glaciers face massive melt from global warming

Scientists say one-third of the ice stored in Asia's glaciers will be lost by the end of the century even if the world manages to meet its ambitious goal of keeping global warming below 1.5 ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Phys.org

Study: Asia's glaciers face massive melt from global warming, Wed 13 Sep 17 from AP

Millions at risk of water shortages as Asian glaciers melt

Asian glaciers are set to shrink by at least a third by 2100 due to climate change, researchers said on Thursday, threatening the millions who depend on their meltwaters for drinking and farming. ...

Thu 14 Sep 17 from Daily Mail

Bleak outlook for Asian glaciers

Paris (AFP) Sept 13, 2017 Asia's mountain glaciers will lose at least a third of their mass through global warming by century's end, with dire consequences for millions of people who rely ...

Fri 15 Sep 17 from SpaceDaily

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