As Glaciers Melt, Bhutan Faces Increased Risk of ‘Mountain Tsunamis’

Time: The Kingdom of Bhutan, tucked between India and China in the foothills of the Himalaya mountain range, is paying the price for global industrialization. To the north of the country, a chain of Himalayan glaciers is rapidly retreating -- by between 20 m and 30 m per year. Experts blame climate change and predict that by 2035, the glaciers could be gone altogether. Water flows from these melting glaciers until it breaks the natural ice dams that hold it in place. That, in turn, can result in devastating......

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