No Ice Loss Seen in Major Himalayan Glaciers: Scientists

No Ice Loss Seen in Major Himalayan Glaciers: Scientists

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K2 photo by Kevin Mayea -GNUOne of the world’s biggest glacier regions has so far resisted global warming that has ravaged mountain ice elsewhere, scientists reported on Sunday.

The glaciers on the Karakoram range in the western Himalayas, which had been previously hard to track, straddle parts of China, Pakistan and India, and include K2, Earth’s second-highest mountain.

But a French team, comparing 3-D satellite maps from 2000 and 2008, said the glaciers had not lost mass over this period. “The glaciers are stable for the time being.”

(READ the AFP story in PhysOrg.com)

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