This news story originally appeared at global warming on 20 December 2021

Global warming melting Himalayan glaciers at an ‘exceptional’ rate, study says

The world has presented scientists with a new flashing warning sign. According to a new study, global warming is causing glaciers in the Himalayas to melt at an “exceptional rate.” The research was published in the journal Scientific Reports. The glaciers are also melting there faster than any other region of the world, threatening the water supply of close to 2 billion people. Only Antartica ...