Remote sensing data shows Mt. Qomolangma glaciers shrinkage

Remote sensing data shows Mt. Qomolangma glaciers shrinkage

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China: A report co-released by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Hunan University of Science and Technology, and Mount Qomolangma Snow Leopard Conservation Center shows that glaciers on Mount Qomolangma have shrunk by 28 percent over the past 40 years due to climate change. The study is based on data derived from long-term remote sensing and on-site monitoring. Remote sensing data has showed that the area of a glacial lake in Mt. Qomolangma nature reserve increased from about 100 square kilometers in 1990 to 114 square kilometers in 2013.

Source: Xinhua