tirsdag 21. mars 2017

Source of Mekong, Yellow, and Yangtze Rivers Drying Up

"It’s mainly due to climate change. Glaciers at the headwaters are receding quickly. Peaks of 5,800 meters are now covered only with a thin layer of ice, in some cases even in gullies there’s only a little ice on the shaded side of the mountains. This means less melt water flowing into the rivers. Some of the headwaters, which rely on groundwater and precipitation, dry out due to a lack of water supply." Read more