Global warming could bring hunger, melt Himalayas

Global warming could cause more hunger in Africa and melt most Himalayan glaciers by the 2030s, Reuters reported a draft UN study as saying, which also warns that the poorest nations are likely to suffer most.
The draft by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which draws on work by 2,500 scientists, gives the most authoritative study on the regional impact of climate change since 2001.
The report predicts that glaciers in the Himalayas, the world’s highest mountain range, will melt away, affecting hundreds of millions of people.
"If current warming rates are maintained, Himalayan glaciers could decay at very rapid rates, shrinking from the present 500,000 square kilometres to 100,000 square kilometres by 2030s," said a draft technical summary.
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