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• Global Citizen reports on the disappearance and melting of the Himalayan glaciers caused by climate change. The water supply from these glaciers is a source for billions.
• How can aid workers, governments and donors help support the people who will be most affected by this disappearing water supply?
At least one-third of the Himalayan glaciers will disappear by the end of the century even if countries entirely curb their greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, according to a new report by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.
The Himalayan glaciers play a critical role in supporting Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, China, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.
More than 1.9 billion people rely on the water that flows from the glaciers, whether for drinking, agriculture, energy, or other purposes. As the region warms, critical rivers and groundwater sources could eventually dry up, which could trigger conflicts, undermine economies, and spur mass migration, the report argues.
Read the full article about the Himalayan glaciers melting by Joe McCarthy and Erica Sanchez at Global Citizen