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In 2010 an ice island measuring 250 square km (100 square miles) broke off the same glacier.
Scientists Are Baffled At Karakoram’s Glaciers Growth When Glaciers Parts Of The Region & the World Are Shrinking
In most parts of the world, mountain glaciers are waning in response to global warming but the situation in Karakoram mountain range, home to the world’s second highest peak, K2, and straddling parts of China, Pakistan and India, defy the global trend and its glaciers getting thicker instead, say researchers.
United Nations’ (UN) scientists unveiled a report that man-made climate change has already boosted heatwaves and flood provoking rainfall and is likely to contribute to future natural disasters.
Some discoveries have augmented significant signs into the past of human migration, diet, health and ethnic origins according to Maria Victoria Monsalve, a pathologist of British Columbia who studies ice mummies.
There was a slowdown noted in Arctic warming in 2009, but in the first half of 2010 warming has been near a record pace, with monthly readings over 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 Fahrenheit) above normal in northern Canada according to the report card.