Some glaciers have expanded in the past decade, but concerns remain about growing glacial lakes in the region
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Glaciers in the Himalaya are not shrinking as fast as once predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Some glaciers in the Karakoram Range have grown slightly in the past decade, according to a team of European researchers who recently completed one of the most detailed surveys of the region to-date.
But there are still valid concerns about variability that could leave some valleys dry, at least on a seasonal basis.
“The majority of the Himalayan glaciers are shrinking, but much less rapidly than predicted earlier,” said Tobias Bolch, of the University of Zurich and Dresden University of Technology. (more…)