I mean, a billion people! Just think of all the money we could make selling them bottled water.
From the LA Times.
A warming climate is melting the glaciers of Mount Everest, shrinking the frozen cloak of Earth’s highest peak by 13% in the last 50 years, researchers have found.
Researchers said they believe the observed changes could be due to human-generated greenhouse gases altering global climate, although their research has not established a firm connection.
Small glaciers of less than a square kilometer (about 247 acres), are vanishing fastest, registering a 43% decline in surface area since the 1960s…
The plateau is of concern because it is the ultimate source of drinking and irrigation water for more than 1 billion people in Asia.