Forget Countdowns – Climate #Catastrophe Has Started in the High Mountains of Asia - The Wire
Glaciers in the high mountains of Asia, including the #Himalaya, are in danger of melting due to global warming. Climate scientists have already established this much. But exactly how much area of ice is likely to be lost has not yet been quantified – until now. New research estimates that 28-43% of the #glacier mass will be lost by the end of the century, with conservative projections of limiting global warming to 1.5º C over pre-industrial levels.