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Uttarakhand glacier burst highlights pressure on Asia's waterways, unsustainable power infra: Experts
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Uttarakhand glacier burst highlights pressure on Asia's waterways, unsustainable power infra: Experts

Shrinking glaciers in the regions are threatening water supplies and increasing the chances of landslides and floods, say experts.

Uttarakhand glacier burst: How glaciers can 'burst', send floods of water downstream
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Uttarakhand glacier burst: How glaciers can 'burst', send floods of water downstream

Seismic activity and a buildup of water pressure can cause glaciers to burst, but one particular concern is climate change.

Uttarakhand glacier burst: 2019 study forewarned of alarming rate of Himalayan glacier melting
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Uttarakhand glacier burst: 2019 study forewarned of alarming rate of Himalayan glacier melting

While the Himalayas are, generally, not melting as fast as the Alps, the progression appears to be similar, according to the study.

Scientists consider slashing a leap second from time as Earth spins at its fastest in half a century
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Scientists consider slashing a leap second from time as Earth spins at its fastest in half a century

Timekeepers around the world are debating whether to add a 'negative leap second' to time, in a would-be historical first.

Endangered glacier: After studying it for 14 years, a Peruvian glacier may soon reach the point of no return
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Endangered glacier: After studying it for 14 years, a Peruvian glacier may soon reach the point of no return

Changes in glacier extent, which can be seen in many locations around the world, can be interpreted as a direct response to changes in climate.

Half of Antarctica's glacier-retaining ice shelves at risk of crumbling due to climate change
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Half of Antarctica's glacier-retaining ice shelves at risk of crumbling due to climate change

The findings show that atmospheric warming is attacking ice shelves from above as well as warm ocean water at the surface.

Scientists, using robotic kayaks, suggest that glaciers are melting underwater much faster than predicted
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Scientists, using robotic kayaks, suggest that glaciers are melting underwater much faster than predicted

This rapid melting of the glaciers has an effect on the rest of the world and is contributing to sea-level rise.

Amazon fires in Brazil are causing glaciers in South America's Andes to melt even faster
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Amazon fires in Brazil are causing glaciers in South America's Andes to melt even faster

The Amazon rainforest burns every year, but the past few months saw the numbers increase by more than 70 percent.

Siachen area opened for tourists: Move may disturb region's fragile ecology, threaten local animal species, warn experts
India

Siachen area opened for tourists: Move may disturb region's fragile ecology, threaten local animal species, warn experts

The recent effects of climate change on the region have been such that the snout of the Siachen Glacier has actually receded back by about 800 metres in the last one decade or so.

IPCC report paints catastrophic picture of rising sea levels, reality maybe worse
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IPCC report paints catastrophic picture of rising sea levels, reality maybe worse

The difference between 1.5°C and 2°C of heating is important for the poles, which warms faster than the global average.

Not convinced climate action is urgent? Here's what happens to Earth over 1.5 degrees Celsius of global heating
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Not convinced climate action is urgent? Here's what happens to Earth over 1.5 degrees Celsius of global heating

At 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming, we could expect to lose between 70 and 90 percent of our coral reefs.

Himalayan glaciers are wasting away, threatening mountain communities
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Himalayan glaciers are wasting away, threatening mountain communities

Himalayan glaciers have been shrinking since the 1960s, due to rising temperatures and decreasing precipitation.

IPCC Ocean and Cryosphere Report: How is climate change affecting India's ocean ecosystems?
India

IPCC Ocean and Cryosphere Report: How is climate change affecting India's ocean ecosystems?

The tropics in general and India must focus on the lack of long-term sustained Indian and Pacific ocean observations.

Warming oceans, melting glaciers have been 'taking the heat' from climate change for decades: IPCC Report
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Warming oceans, melting glaciers have been 'taking the heat' from climate change for decades: IPCC Report

Experts highlighted that countries will either have to pay the cost of climate-related damages now, or invest in climate adaptation for the future.

IPCC Oceans and Cryosphere Report: Melting glaciers and natural disasters in Himalayas to become more frequent
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IPCC Oceans and Cryosphere Report: Melting glaciers and natural disasters in Himalayas to become more frequent

Mitigating climate change and adapting to its effect in high mountains won't be easy, but it is the need of the hour.

IPCC Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere releasing today: What to expect from UN's latest climate change assessment
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IPCC Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere releasing today: What to expect from UN's latest climate change assessment

The report looks at the effects of climate change on oceans and has been written by 104 scientists from all over the world.

Melting glaciers in Antarctica are accelerating the thawing of the continent's ice sheets
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Melting glaciers in Antarctica are accelerating the thawing of the continent's ice sheets

As temperatures continue to rise in the Antarctic, surface melting could occur more frequently, and across a wider area.

Greenland's glaciers are melting rapidly, NASA scientists to track and study them
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Greenland's glaciers are melting rapidly, NASA scientists to track and study them

The scientists want to know whether the melting is being caused more by warm air or warm seawater.

India re-joins Arctic Council intergovernmental panel as observer nation this year
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India re-joins Arctic Council intergovernmental panel as observer nation this year

Indian has been studying the possible link between monsoon & the Arctic at its base in Svalbard.

Scientists discover a network of lakes beneath the largest glacier in East Antartica
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Scientists discover a network of lakes beneath the largest glacier in East Antartica

Researchers undertake seismic studies to find out if there is bedrock or water.