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    Himalayan glaciers are melting twice as fast as last century

    See more at the link https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/19/world...ntl/index.html

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    (CNN)Climate change is eating away Himalayan glaciers at a dramatic rate, a new study has revealed.
    Spanning 2,000 kilometers and harboring some 600 billion tons of ice, Himalayan glaciers supply around 800 million people with water for irrigation, hydropower and drinking.
    But they have been losing almost half a meter of ice each year since the start of this century -- double the amount of melting that occurred between 1975 and 2000 -- according to the Columbia University researchers behind the study.

    Recently, the glaciers have lost around 8 billion tons of water a year -- the equivalent of 3.2 million Olympic-size swimming pools, say the researchers. And that could potentially threaten water supplies for hundreds of millions of people across parts of Asia.

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    Here is another really good article about the importance of the Himalayan glaciers. This article is from 2008, I would say it is more relevant than ever.

    https://www.circleofblue.org/2008/wo...ower-of-water/

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    Most Americans don't care unless it hits them in the pocket or creates deterioration in their health.
    And if it does one or both, it's the allies who will get blamed, now that the US has chosen to embrace it's enemies.

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