NEPAL Ngozumpa Glacier -- 16 Apr 2005 -- An aerial view of smaller glaciers which feed into the main Ngozumpa glacier.
NEPAL Ngozumpa Glacier -- 16 Apr 2005 -- An aerial view of smaller glaciers which feed into the main Ngozumpa glacier. Scientists have warned that rising temperatures from global warming may cause the demise of these Himalayan ice falls and glaciers. The effects of this are likely to affect many Asian nations, as these glaciers - and those in neighbouring Tibet - feed most of the large river systems from Pakistan to China. Widespread flooding has began and is expected to continue. In the 2004 Monsoon, some 30 million people in Nepal, India and Bangladesh were affected by serious flooding. Scientists add that after the glaciers have melted, their departure will lead to widespread drought across many areas of Asia. The lake in the centre of this image is Taujun Tsho and behind is the Dudh Pokhari, two of the sacred lakes of Gokyo. Parts of the Renjo Pass are also visible in this image
Image ID: OS1875_P0481
Author: © TopFoto / Jon Mitchell
© TopFoto / Jon Mitchell
Image size: 6.2 Mpixels (17.7 MB uncompressed) - 3004x2056 pixels (10.0x6.8 in / 25.4x17.4 cm at 300 ppi)
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