Climate change does not affect the Himalayas
New Delhi – The Ganges, a seat of faith for crores of Hindus in India, will never dry up, according to new research. The research was conducted by Cato Institute researcher, Swaminathan S Iyer, and Glaciologist Vijay Raina. This new research has rejected Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) claim that Himalayan glaciers will disappear by 2035 and the river Ganga will dry up.
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Himalayan glaciers have been melting for thousands of years
Researchers from Cato Institute say that the Himalayan glaciers will not melt due to global warming. According to the study, glaciers started melting by the end of the ice age. It has been told in the study that the Himalayan glaciers have been melting for 11,700 years.
Fears of global warming rapidly melting Himalayan glaciers that feed major river basins in India are unfounded, according to a paper published by the US-based think tank Cato Institute.
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The amount of melted glacier water in the River Ganga is only 1%
According to a recent study by ISRO satellites, the snow on most of the Himalayan mountains remained stable between 2002 and 2011. Some mountains have shrunk. The icebergs in Gangotri, the source of the River Ganga, will last for the next 3,000 years because it snows there every year. This ice continues to melt in the spring and reaches the River Ganga by summer. The amount of such ice water in the River Ganga is only 1%. So far, it was said that the River Ganga receives water from the Himalayan ice. However, the study said this is not the case. The water in the River Ganga comes from rain and snowfall. The study says that due to global warming, there will be more evaporation of ocean water. Due to this, more clouds will form and it will rain. In this sense, the water level of the River Ganga will increase and not decrease.