What is Glacial lake, how does it affect the Himalayas?

What is glacial lake, how does it affect the Himalayas?

Ice acts as a protective cover over the Earth and the oceans. The bright, white patches of ice reflect excess heat back into space and keep the planet cooler. In theory, the Arctic remains cooler than the equatorial zone because the ice reflects most of the sun’s heat back into space. Himalayan glaciers accelerated A … Read more

Himalaya Diwas: Celebrating the might of the great mountains

Himalaya diwas is important

Himalaya Diwas: Himalayas are spread from Hindkush to the valleys of Arunachal. They are said to be the crown of India. World’s tallest peak Mount Everest at 29,029 ft (8,848 m) situated in the Himalayas. Other famous peaks include K2, Kailash, Kanchenjunga, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, and Manasklu. Himalayas are said to be the third largest … Read more

Global warming: Himalayas are melting at record speed

Global warming: Himalayas are melting at record speed

Ground Report | New Delhi: Himalayas are melting; A study by the University of Leeds in England found that the Himalayan ice caps have lost ten times more ice in recent decades than the average since the last great glacial expansion 400 to 700 years ago, a period is known as the Little Ice Age. … Read more

Himalayan Glaciers Disappearing, There will be no water for us

Water tense Central Asia

Ground Report | New Delhi: Himalayan Glaciers Disappearing; At least a third of Himalayan glaciers will disappear by the end of the century, even if countries completely reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, according to a new report from the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development. The Himalayan region spans 3,500 kilometers spanning Afghanistan, … Read more

South Asia at risk of water insecurity as global warming affects Himalayas

South Asia at risk

Ground Report | New Delhi: South Asia at risk; The impact of global warming in the Himalaya-Karakoram mountains threatens the life and livelihood of 1 billion people who partly depend on the Indus, Ganga, and Brahmaputra rivers. Melting snow and glaciers will make rivers swell, but the changing climate will affect farming, other livelihoods and … Read more