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By next year - that’s how soon around 25-50 million people will be displaced by climate change as it unleashes more natural disasters and affects farm output, says a senior UN researcher. Northern India will be among the worst affected in the long term.
In 2000, the river basins of the Indus, Ganga, Brahmaputra, Irrawaddy, Salween, Mekong, Yangtze, and Huang He collectively supported 1.4 billion people, almost a quarter of the world’s population.
Originally posted by munkey66
I will bellieve climate change stories when there is no dollar value associated with it.
The Gangotri glacier, which provides up to 70 percent of the water of the Ganges during the dry summer months, is shrinking at a rate of 40 yards per year—nearly twice as fast as it was 20 years ago, according to scientists. In March, the World Wildlife Fund listed the Ganges among the world's most endangered rivers.
The Himalayan glaciers that feed directly into the Ganges could vanish by 2030 because of rising temperatures, according to a UN climate report.
The shrinking glaciers also bode ill for Asia's fresh water supply—in India alone, the Ganges provides water for drinking and farming for more than 500 million people. Although the glacier recession produces a short-lived surplus of water, the supply will eventually run out. Experts predict that the Ganges will become a seasonal river largely dependent on monsoon rains.
Originally posted by andy1033
reply to post by peacejet
What people are saying, is that this is not man made, climate change is happening all the time. Due to lack of foresight these people moved to areas that may be at risk, and always have been at risk.
How can the co2 change that. Humans are not responsible for global warming, it is just run primarily by the sun, and all other factors are secondary.