To the skeptics of climate change I offer links to two stories in this morning’s wrap up of what’s happening to the world from Environmental Health News.
What struck me as interesting and terrifying is that the stories are from different parts of the globe, and the danger is equally devastating.
In Nepal’s Himalayas, scientists report that a huge glacier is melting off at about 230 feet a year and is creating an enormous lake that could destroy dozens of villages if it should burst.
Here is a link to what Agence France-Press wrote from Lukla, Nepal.
Thousands of miles away, in Alaska, the 360 people of the village of Newtoc watch as the swelling Ninglick River, fed by ocean-fed waves, eats away about 70-feet of their homestead a year. Plans are in the works to relocate the entire village to higher, safer ground.
Anchorage Daily News Reporter Kyle Hopkins explains what is happening and how the villagers hope to survive. Here is a link to that story.