Impact of a global temperature rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius on Asia’s glaciers

  title={Impact of a global temperature rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius on Asia’s glaciers},
  author={P. Kraaijenbrink and M. Bierkens and A. Lutz and W. Immerzeel},
Glaciers in the high mountains of Asia (HMA) make a substantial contribution to the water supply of millions of people, and they are retreating and losing mass as a result of anthropogenic climate change at similar rates to those seen elsewhere. In the Paris Agreement of 2015, 195 nations agreed on the aspiration to limit the level of global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius ( °C) above pre-industrial levels. However, it is not known what an increase of 1.5 °C would mean for the glaciers… Expand
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