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|Glacial melt in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas|
Climate change is causing significant mass loss of glaciers in
high mountains worldwide. There are
clear overall trends indicating global glacier recession, which
is likely to accelerate in coming decades.
Surrounding the rivers originating in the Himalayas, like the Indus, Syr
Darya, and Amu Darya, a major decline in the water flow will
have devastating impacts on food production and domestic
availability, as there are few, if any, alternatives to this water.