Karakoram Glaciers Growing

Baltoro Glacier

A new scientific study shows that glaciers in central Karakoram range are growing. The scientists used 3D altitude maps obtained from satellites in 2000 and 2008 to track the changes in the glaciers.

Global warming is causing the loss of more than 500bn tonnes a year of ice from the world’s ice caps and glaciers, but it is not yet understood why the Karakoram bucks that trend. Scientists emphasised that, despite the relatively ice small growth seen the Karakoram, global glacier and ice cap melting is continuing and contributing to rising sea levels.

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