November 29, 2011

Himalayan glacier, Thorthormi, is shrinking by up to 35 meters a year

As one of many Himalayan glaciers that are retreating due to warming temperatures, Bhutan’s 4,450-meter high Thorthormi is noted as of November 28, 2011 to be shrinking by up to 35 meters a year, while scientists report that the lake at its base has tripled in size since 2001 and is in danger of bursting.

Sources: Kuensel Online, New York Times

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