A study has shown that the glaciers at the highest point of Mount Everest are melting rapidly due to climate change. According to a team of researchers led by the University of Maine, the South Cole Glacier has lost more than 180 feet of snow in the last 25 years.
He said that the glacier at an altitude of 25,938 feet is melting 80 times faster than when it was formed. Rising global temperatures and high winds are thought to be the main causes.
Researchers estimate that glaciers have been melting for 2,000 years since 1990. They also said that the melting process was intensified by melting the ice sheet of the glacier and exposing the black part below it to the sun.
Ten scientists had studied the glacier. They set up the world’s tallest weather station and brought ice samples.