On the Fate Of Asia’s Great Rivers

New York Times: A new report from the National Research Council, a group that advises the United States government, brings some sobriety to the oft-heated discussion about melting Himalayan glaciers. Interest in the glaciers intensified in 2010 when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations body that publishes periodic summaries of climate science, acknowledged an error in its 2007 report. One paragraph had said in reference to the Himalayan glaciers that “the likelihood of them disappearing......

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