03.05.2013

Over the past half century on Everest glaciers decreased by 15%, and the snow line moved up to 180 meters. This is reported by scientists engaged in large-scale studies of the natural park " Sagamartha " in Nepal, where the highest Eath mark is located. Scientists suppose, high melting rate and minimal rainfall cause Everest melt.

Over the past half century on Everest glaciers decreased by 15%, and the snow line moved up to 180 meters

Since 1992 average year temperature in the Everest area has grew up to 0,6 degrees, and the precipitation was less on 50 millimeters. Now climate scientists want to draw global attention to the melting glaciers of Mount Everest.They are planning to compare the first pictures of the peak made by the British Royal Geographical community at the beginning of the XX century, with modern images.