China glacier melt speeds up in 'wake-up call' for world: Greenpeace
Updated : November 20, 2018 11:57 AM IST
Satellite analysis showed that the rate of retreat at glaciers in China's remote western regions had more than doubled, Greenpeace said, with the annual rate at the Tianshan Glacier No. 1 in Xinjiang rising from an average of 5,000 square metres between 1962 and 1986 to 10,600 square metres between 1986 and this year.
Greenpeace has identified two major disasters caused by glacier melt this year, including the release of 25 million cubic metres of floodwater into the Yarkant river basin that forced the evacuation of residents in August.
Temperatures in the region are rising faster than the global average.
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