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Mount Everest In Danger

Mount Everest In Danger

Scientists warn Mount Everest glaciers are at risk of disappearing. Glaciers in the Mount Everest could shrink at least 70 per cent or even disappear entirely by the end 2100 due to change in climate.

What’s Happening?
Nepal, the Netherlands and France have said that weather patterns on the Everest determine the impact of rising temperatures on the glaciers.

Model test:
  • A model was tested with right weather patterns. However, when temperatures were increased, according to different emission scenarios, the model
  • Showed that the glaciers were melting very fast and flood communities living downstream.
Possible Impacts : Shrinking glaciers could affect water supplies in the Everest, with volumes of snow melt flowing into Dudh Kosi river.