Climate change and the Himalayas

Posted on 28 September 2011  | 
Known as the Water Towers of Asia, the Himalayas are the source of many of the world's largest river systems, including the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Yangtze, and have the most glaciers outside the polar region. More than a billion people throughout Asia depend on these vast stores of fresh water for domestic and industrial use, agriculture and power generation; in essence, their survival.
Climate change and the Himalayas
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