Climate change: efforts to halt rise in global temperatures may be too late to save key glaciers, report warns

Glaciers in UN World Heritage sites are among those likely to disappear by 2050 as a result of global warming – regardless of efforts to limit the rise in global temperatures, scientists have warned.

Researchers fear their loss is likely to have a devastating impact on vital waterways – including the Yangtze and Mekong rivers – and on biodiversity and food security.

In a report published by Unesco and the International Union for Conservation of Nature on Friday, the researchers identified a number of glaciers in World Heritage sites and other well-known scenic areas as being likely to vanish within the next three decades.

Keep reading

Holly Chik