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Glaciers in the Himalayas melting faster than predicted

New research from scientists in Nepal confirms that ice and snow in the world’s highest mountains are disappearing as a result of rising temperatures and at a faster pace than previously thought. The report from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu finds that glaciers in the Hindu Kush and Himalaya mountain range region melted 65 percent faster from 2010 through 2019 than in the previous decade.

The finding adds to a growing body of evidence that the consequences of climate change are speeding up, and that some changes will be irreversible.

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