• Climate change is driving glaciers in the Himalayas to melt more rapidly than at any point in the last 10,000 years, and could soon cause water supply shortage in parts of India, Pakistan, and Nepal.
  • Climate change could have devastating effects on vulnerable residents in the Andes mountains and the Tibetan plateau.
  • By 2100, the best case scenario is that half of the ice will disappear. Worst-case scenario: two-thirds of it will
  • Researchers showed that while water supply is declining, demand is rising because of growing populations.
  • The international research team dubbed the plateau the “Third Pole” because it contains the largest stores of freshwater in the world outside of the North and South poles.