Emerging threats: changing glaciers and water resources. These two pairs of images show the changes occurring to different glaciers in the Khumbu region. Tabouche Peak (top/bottom left) shows some recession of clean (Ctype) glaciers near the summit of the mountain. Khumbu Glacier (top/bottom right) does not show much recession (though there is clear ablation) because of a thick cover of debris. Glacier responses to climate change are heterogeneous, with some rapidly receding while others show little change. Further research is needed to better understand the effects of debris cover and altitude, and to accurately describe the impacts of climate change on Himalayan glaciers.
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