NE glaciers may vanish by 2100, reveals study
NE glaciers may vanish by 2100, reveals study Image credit: IndiaTimes

Around 95 per cent of glaciers in the eastern Himalayan region may be lost due to global warming which would be quite alarming for the northeast, reveals a study conducted by 210 experts.

According to the findings, if global warming is contained at 1.50 Celsius in the best case scenario, the northeastern region is likely to lose 64 per cent of its glaciers by the year 2100.

The study was conducted by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, reports TOI.

The study report said that based on a compilation of area change studies, eastern Himalaya glaciers have tended to shrink faster than glaciers in central or western Himalaya.

Since most of the glaciers of the eastern Himalayas spans across the northeast region, the findings of the study regarding the eastern Himalayan glaciers are really alarming.

The study also reported that more than a third of the glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) mountain range, will vanish by the end of the 21st century if global warming continues.

The glaciers in the Hindu Kush region, spanning across eight countries from Afghanistan to Myanmar, have the biggest store of ice outside the poles.

The region sometimes referred to as the third pole, supplies water to nearly 2 billion people.

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