No, melting the Himalayan glaciers does not mean that the Ganges will dry up.

No, melting the Himalayan glaciers does not mean that the Ganges will dry up.

The claim that Himalayan glaciers are melting rapidly and their disappearance has devastating consequences and that Indian rivers are depleted is false, and for those who are wary, the melting of glaciers is on the Ganges, Indus, etc. He writes a new paper showing that it rarely occupies 1% of the flow of the Brahmaputra River.

Almost all of the river flow is due to rain and snowmelt, which continues after the glacier finally disappears (centurys later), revealing a paper by senior editor Swaminathan SAnklesaria Aiyar and glaciologist VKRina at the Cato Institute. It has become.

The flow of the river is completely unaffected by the melting of the glacier and there is no depletion of the river. The authors emphasize notable discoveries based on new research. In previous studies, snowmelt was mistaken for glacier melting.

Citing recent research and satellite data from the Indian Space Research Organization, the Himalayan Glacier has continued to melt and recede since the end of the Last Glacial Period 11,700 years ago, but has recently melted despite rising temperatures. Is not accelerating. ISRO).

ISRO satellite surveillance surprisingly shows that between 2001 and 2011, most of the Himalayan glaciers were stable but not retreating, and some were advancing. Space agencies have monitored 2,018 glaciers and found that 1,752 glaciers are stable, 248 are retreating, and 18 are advancing.