- Glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region could thaw by a considerable extent the end of this century.
- New study by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) reveals.
- If global climate efforts tank, the temperatures could be raised by five degrees by 2100.
Global warming is a real and pressing issue that is considered to be the main reason for an array of problems ranging from melting glaciers, to increased average temperatures around the globe. Now, a new study by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) says that at least a third of the ice in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region could thaw by the end of this century, even if the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees by the end of the century is met. In case the global climate control efforts fail, the study warns that at the current emission rates, around five degrees of warming and a loss of two-thirds of the region’s glaciers would be observed by 2100.