The Himalayas and nearby peaks have lost no ice in past 10 years, study shows

From The Guardian

Meltwater from Asia’s peaks is much less then previously estimated, but lead scientist says the loss of ice caps and glaciers around the world remains a serious concern

Asian glaciers : Hopar glacier in the Central Hunza Region in Pakistan

Hopar glacier in Pakistan. Melting ice outside the two largest caps – Greenland and Antarctica – is much less then previously estimated, the study has found. Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

The world’s greatest snow-capped peaks, which run in a chain from the Himalayas to Tian Shan on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan, have lost no ice over the last decade, new research shows.

The discovery has stunned scientists, who had believed that around 50bn tonnes of meltwater were being shed each year and not being replaced by new snowfall.

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