November 26, 2017
Khumbu and the surrounding resigns are the prime source of the water for about 40% of the world population. Glaciers and glacier lakes from there awaking the whole world to take deep concern seriously on them. We must understand what happening in theses glaciers and glacier lakes, is critical to predict their response to global warming. Research shows that increasing global temperatures are thawing the glaciers and ice at high elevation is disappearing rapidly. Shrinking of the Khumbu Glacier and chances of higher frequency of avalanches are the major problem in the khumbu region like in the 2014 that kills 16 Sherpas. Besides these the meltwater naturally pools on the surface of the Khumbu Glaciers and these ponds don’t disappear, but instead coalesce into small lakes. In research shows that this kind of ponds on the lower part of the Khumbu Glacier increased in size by 84% from 2009 to 2015.Though the researchers aren’t predicting such an outburst any time soon in this region, but it’s still a concern. In coming years, it may be big issue. No doubt to say it’s alarming. We have simple solutions at hand to dramatically reduce problems to make safer world to future generations just Reduce the emission, stop deforestation, Fight misinformation and prepare for impacts.