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Groundwater and glacier growth

A new study has demonstrated that irrigation in parts of High Mountain Asia is having profound effects on maintaining or growing some of the region’s glaciers, in contrast to the dramatic shrinking of glaciers elsewhere through global warming. But this is increasingly threatened by stress on groundwater, the primary source for irrigation, which is being depleted as irrigation expands and intensifies.

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https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2020/10/15/irrigation-glacier-growth/

 

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