Glaciers are melting fast, the environment and the 100 million people in Bangladesh is on track at risk
By Adnan Tazvir
This summer, the water flow in the Ganges, the Indus River, and the Brahmaputra River have gradually increased. This situation has arisen due to the rapid melting of glaciers in the Himalayas and Karakoram mountains.
This could soon lead to flood-like conditions in its basin jointly meet in Bangladesh. At least 100 million people will be in trouble overnight in this country. Environmental researchers of this country are worried about this.
A team of researchers from IIT Indore, led by researcher Mohammad Farooq Azam, has studied the melting of glaciers.
Their research paper was published in the Science (journal). In a Research paper, Researchers say that if the glaciers continue to melt in this way, the river’s water flows will create a severe problem in Bangladesh before the end of the century.
In addition, it shows that the rate at which glaciers are melting will soon increase the amount of water in the rest of the rivers, including the Ganges. With the addition of normal monsoon rains, which may create flood-like conditions in different areas.
Glacier meltwater is one of the reasons for the increase in water in the rivers. There are 100 million people who are directly or indirectly dependent on this water.
There is also rainwater to meet the water demand in the Ganges or Brahmaputra basins. However, the situation is different in the Indus Valley.
Glacier melting water is the only source there. However, the familiar appearance of rain is also changing as well as global warming. These are also affecting the Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin.
According to the researchers, the level of melting will continue to increase until 2050. Then it will start to decrease.
However, there are exceptions in a few cases, which will reduce overall. Another problem will begin at that time. So from now on, researchers are reporting caution.
Researchers say that it is possible to observe glaciers in a three-tiered manner and change the situation differently.