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Millions in Asia at risk from melting of world’s ‘third pole’

SINGAPORE ---One of the most devastating impacts of climate change in Asia is set to be rapid melting of glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, the source of 10 major rivers. Temperatures are already rising faster in this vast mountainous zone than the global average, speeding up melting of glaciers that provide water for farmers, hydro-electric power plants and drinking water for millions of people. Major rivers including the Brahmaputra, Ganges, Indus and Mekong are also critical for regional economies and demand for water is growing as populations increase. The Hindu Kush Himalayan region covers all the high mountain chains of Central, South and Inner Asia and comprises tho...

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