Jammu, Kashmir And Ladakh Glaciers Are Melting Fast; Here’s Why

New Delhi: The current heatwave is having a direct impact on glaciers in the Himalayan region. There are around 18,000 glaciers in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and all of them are melting rapidly as the heatwave continues in the region.

The heatwave and increase in normal temperatures over the years have led to massive melting of the glaciers in the region. The biggest glacier in the Kashmir Valley is Kolahoi Glacier, and experts say that it has lost around 23 per cent of its mass in the last few decades due to the rise in temperatures and below-normal precipitation in the winters.

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