Scientists Baffled By Asian Glaciers That Are Getting Bigger

French satellite photos of the Karakoram range west of the Himalayas has shown that the glaciers are getting bigger. During the last decade the glaciers have accumulated ice mass. The Karakoram range is located along the Pakistan, India and China borders. The Karakoram range is also home to the world’s second tallest mountain K2. Scinetists are baffled by this because glaciers in other parts of the world are actually shrinking. In very cold regions of the world, climate change can cause extra precipitation which freezes and adds to ice mass. Why are the Asian glaciers getting bigger? Why are the Asian glaciers bucking the trend other glaciers have set in other parts of the world?

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