January 21, 2014
Melting Tibetan Glaciers Flooding Farmland
We’ve heard the many warnings of global warming and its effect over the years, and here’s another one to add to the con list. Melting glaciers in the Tibetan Plateau, the largest plateau in the world, is causing lake water to rise and flood farmlands. Its thousands of glaciers cover over 15,000 square miles and researchers say 80% of the glaciers lose 16 gigatons of mass per year. And this water isn’t just running into the Asian rivers, it’s causing lakes to burst their banks. They likened it to the rise in sea level and it is posing a problem for local farmers and their pastures.
[ Read the Article: Melting Glaciers Can Flood Farmlands And Lakes In Tibet ]