A new study by US scientists says the rate at which Himalayan glaciers are melting has doubled over the past two decades. Photo: Alamy

Climate change is causing Himalayan glaciers to melt twice as fast, research shows

  • Study by US scientists says changes to seasonal run-offs pose growing threat to water supplies for 800 million people
  • Claims based on 44 years of satellite images showing retreat of 650 glaciers across China, India, Nepal and Bhutan
Topic |   Climate change

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A new study by US scientists says the rate at which Himalayan glaciers are melting has doubled over the past two decades. Photo: Alamy
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