Two-thirds of glacier ice in the Himalayas will be lost by 2100 if climate targets aren’t met

Two-thirds of glacier ice in the Himalayas will be lost by 2100 if climate targets aren’t met

The latest data tells us that if we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, then between one-third and one-half of glacier ice will be lost by 2100. If not, and we carry on with business as usual, then two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers will vanish by the end of this century.  However, previously the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  ‘gold standard’ report on world climate change had incorrectly reported all glaciers in the Himalayas would vanish by the year 2035.

This report addresses how such an error came to be presented as fact by a world-leading scientific organisation

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