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Glacier Melting event report

Category: Glacier Melting
Observation: 05.11.2008
Continent: Asia
Country: Pakistan
State: Himalaya Mountains
Area: Siachen Glacier
Location:
Severity: Hight
Event details
The Siachen glacier -known as third pole of earth is melting with unprecedented rate due to already over burdened by militaries of arch rivals - India and Pakistan. According to Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change of Untied Nation (IPCC) Report, Melting of Siachen or any other glacier is not a regional issue as it causes sea level rise. Sea level rise has the fundamental case of triggering cyclone and hurricanes, the greatest threat two-third of civilization living along costal areas of globe. After the Recent devastating hurricanes in Atlantic Ocean that hit USA, Mexico, Haiti etc, scientist categorically urged their governments to check the glaciers melt henceforth. According to Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change of Untied Nation (IPCC) Report Sea-level rise estimates from satellite altimetry since 1992 (about 2.8 mm/yr) exceed those from tide gauges. Almost 28 year long presence military in the most fragile zone is not only causing melting of Siachen but health of other Himalayan glaciers is being badly affected. The Siachen glacier that is already bleeding due to the Establishment of permanent cantonments on either side of Saltoro ridge, daily heavy air traffic to advance camps (up to Indra Col post), cutting and melting of glacial ice through application of chemical, daily dumping of more than a ton of chemicals, metals, organic and human waste, daily leakages from 2000 gallons of kerosene oil from 250 km plastic pipeline laid by India throughout the glacier. Joined in this process of rapid ice melting, is mountain engineering feat completed in 1986, which laid an all weather road, purely as support-line to the military activities in the Siachen.
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