Climate change will melt vast parts of the Himalayas, study says

(CNN)At least a third of the ice in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, an area that includes Mount Everest and K2, will probably thaw by the end of this century, according to an assessment released Monday — even if there is aggressive action to curb greenhouse gases and meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement.

The report highlights previous studies that predicted glacier volumes in this region could decline between 45% and 90% through the 21st century.
Climate change is a serious threat to the 240 million people who live across eight countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya and the 3 billion others who rely on food produced in the area, the assessment says.

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