Tuesday, December 23, 2014

China confirms its southern glaciers are disappearing


By Christina Larson
American Association for the Advancement of Science
22 December 2014

Glaciers in China that are a critical source of water for drinking and irrigation in India are receding fast, according to a new comprehensive inventory. In the short term, retreating glaciers may release greater meltwater, “but it will be exhausted when glaciers disappear under a continuous warming,” says Liu Shiyin, who led the survey for the Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute in Lanzhou.


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