Ice Exodus: Himalayan Glaciers Could Shed 75% by Century’s End

Glaciers in Asia’s Hindu Kush Himalaya could lose up to 75% of their volume by century’s end due to global warming, causing dangerous flooding and water shortages for the 240 million people in the mountainous region, according to a new report.

International scientists have found that ice loss in the region, home to the famous peaks of Mt. Everest and K2, is speeding up. During the 2010s, the glaciers shed ice as much as 65% faster than they had in the preceding decade, according to an assessment by the Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), an intergovernmental scientific authority on the region.

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