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Uploaded on Wednesday 05 Oct 2011 by Lawrence Hislop

Himalaya mountain top

Year: 2010 Taken by: Lawrence Hislop
The warming trend in the Himalayas is higher than the global average – a cause for grave concern. The Himalayas, with the greatest concentration of ice outside the polar regions (and hence dubbed ‘the third pole’), is ‘the water tower of Asia’, providing water to 1.3 billion people, a fifth of the world’s population.
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