Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Glaciers in the Himalayas are melting; effect will be felt across East Asia in in water supply

Recent melting of enormous glaciers in the Himalayas will affect much of Eastern Asia (China, Thiland, Vietnam, etc), say experts in the PBS program, "Heat."

Less ice means less water in the overall supply available to the Chinese and their neighbors. Run-off from the Himalayas feeds the major rivers of Central and eastern Asia.