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Himalaya mountain top

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.

Year: 2012

From album: Glacial melt in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas

Photographer: Lawrence Hislop

Tags: Mountains

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