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Pollution Amplifies Greenhouse Gas Warming Trends to Jeopardize Asian Water Supplies


August 1, 2007

melting himalayan glaciers Scientists have concluded that the global warming trend caused by the buildup of greenhouse gases is a major contributor to the melting of Himalayan and other tropical glaciers. Now, a new analysis of pollution-filled "brown clouds" over South Asia by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego offers hope that the region may be able to arrest some of the alarming retreat of such glaciers by reducing its air pollution.
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