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Another Global Warming Victim: Big Melt Threatens India’s Water

By Chris V. Thangham     Jan 14, 2007 in Environment
Big melt in Glaciers will lead to water shortage problems in India and Afghan regions.
The massive glaciers of the Himalayas, which hold one of Earth’s largest reserves of snow and ice, have dwindled by one-fifth in the past 4 decades. A team of Indian geologists and remote sensing experts published the alarming news this week–a grim warning that if the trend continues, it could jeopardize the fresh water supply of more than 500 million people in India.
This is another result from Global Warming, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) found that the glaciers have declined in area by about 400 Square kilometers. Also, the glaciers are splitting into small glaciers which dry off quickly from Global warming effects. The residents there are already seeing decline in the waters of the rivers, the Chenab, Parbati, and Baspa. This area also borders Afghan region and says drought in those regions will have an adverse effect on the crops situation and political problems and disturbances. Hope the World comes up with a broad plan to stem the Global warming effects, so far their efforts have been inadqueate.
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