Importance Of Ice In Pakistan

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“Presently, 10 percent of land area on Earth is covered with glacial ice, including glaciers, ice caps, and the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica.” (nsidc.org). But, that is changing fast in the modern world. As the temperature of Erath has gone up in the last century. “Averaged over all land and ocean surfaces, temperatures have warmed roughly 1.33°F (0.74ºC) …” (globalclimate.ucr.edu). This has led to many wondering what the possible outcomes for the future of the planet. This is concerning for one place in the world more so than any other.
That place is Pakistan. In the past they were more abundant with glacier ice than anywhere else in the world, between the poles. This has now got researchers wondering about Pakistan’s ice in the past, present and future.
Pakistan General Information
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In addion to their mountains are some of the world largest. The country is at the western edges of the Himalayas, which including the (Hindu Kush,) is home to some of the tallest peaks in the world. The highest point in the country of Pakistan, K2, is the second tallest mountain on the planet, and peaks at 28,250 ft. (8.611 m) (World Atlas, 2015). Because the mountains are so tall they are permanently ice caped, and due to lack of rain fall in Pakistan most of the county’s water comes from theses ice caped mountains.
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Within the next two to three decades they will be gone, which is faster than any were else in the wlore world. The country’s high vulnerable to the impact of climate change is because of its diverse topographic and demographic settings (PPI, 2015). This has Pakistan being watched as one of the most at risk places in the world for the effects of climate

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