Global heating from CO2 breaks Himalayan Glacier, floods sweep away Scores, destroy Hydroelectric Plant

Global heating from CO2 breaks Himalayan Glacier, floods sweep away Scores, destroy Hydroelectric Plant

A huge chunk of the Nanda Devi glacier in the Himalayas broke off Sunday morning, melting and crashing down on villages around Joshimath in India’s Uttarakhand state, leaving nine dead and 140 unaccounted for. The turbulent grey deluge of water, ice and rocks slammed into two hydro-electric plants, destroying one and damaging another under construction. The flood caused the Alaknanda and Dhauli Ganga rivers to swell dangerously and forced the evacuation of villagers living along their banks. The glaciers are melting as a result of human beings burning gasoline, coal and natural gas and putting the heat-trapping gas carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Some 2,000 military and police are searching for survivors.

Global heating from CO2 breaks Himalayan Glacier, floods sweep away Scores, destroy Hydroelectric Plant

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