Monday, September 25, 2023

Pakistan Has More Glaciers Than Almost Anywhere on Earth

Pakistan has a lot of glaciers, more than any other place on Earth except the polar areas. These glaciers are essential because they provide about 75% of the country’s water supply. However, scientists are worried because many of these glaciers, especially the ones at lower elevations in the Hindu Kush mountain range, are melting away.

This is happening because of things like less snow, higher temperatures, heavy rains in the summer, and a lot of trees being cut down.

One area called Chitral Valley is a good example of what might happen in other places if climate change doesn’t stop. This could bring a lot of suffering to the people who live there. The situation is expected to get worse in the future, making life harder for the local communities.

It’s crucial to take action against climate change to protect the environment and the people’s lives who depend on these glaciers in Pakistan.

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