The highest glacier on Mount Everest has lost 2,000 years’ worth of ice since the 1990s

Even the glaciers above Mount Everest unsafe from climate changeNew research shows.

In a record-setting study, a team of scientists extended the world’s tallest peak to track the mountain’s highest glacier – the South Col Glacier, which is nearly 26,000 feet (8,000 meters) high. above sea level – to look for climate-related signs of ice loss. . After installing the two highest weather stations on The earth and collected the world’s tallest ice core from a glacier, the team found that South Col is losing ice about 80 times faster than it takes for ice to accumulate on the glacier’s surface, they report Feb. in the magazine npj Climate and Atmospheric Sciences.

https://www.space.com/mt-everest-highest-glacier-rapid-ice-retreat The highest glacier on Mount Everest has lost 2,000 years’ worth of ice since the 1990s

James Brien

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