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04 December 2009

Melting Himalayan Ice Threatens Half a Billion in India, China and Southeast Asia

From Denny: Once frozen glaciers are melting at an alarming rate and the fear is they will overrun the small pools and lakes created to end up flooding the populated areas downhill. All these increasing melt waters sit at the top of a valley held back only by an unstable dam of small rocks and ice. There has already been some dangerous flooding.

The hope is to create a way to harness this water for energy consumption for the impoverished villages. But that takes money and it will require outside monies to help make true their dream. Until then, this poor area of the world is in peril and on their own to solve a massive climate change problem: melting glaciers.


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