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Ladakh glaciers unaffected by climate change

Ladakh glaciers unaffected by climate change

Jammu: The Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Jammu, organised a extension lecture on “Truth About Global Warming: A Case Study of Glaciers in Ladakh” yesterday.

Prof Rajinder Kumar Ganjoo, Director, Institute of Himalayan Glaciology, University of Jammu educated students about various cycles of climate change that operated on the scale of millions of years, thousands of years and hundreds of years. He said the Ladakh glaciers had largely remained unaffected by climate change.

Prof Ganjoo focused on the facts about global warming and climate change. He said it was after a controversial statement by Prof Hasnain on the complete melting of the Himalayan glaciers by 2025, which was widely quoted in the reports of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), that it became absolutely essential for the people working on climate to educate non-scientists about the facts and myths of global warming and climate change.

Prof Ganjoo has contributed significantly to the study of Himalayan glaciers vis-à-vis climate change and global warming and has carried out studies on the glaciers of Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh.

“The glaciers of Ladakh have behaved totally differently from the glaciers of the rest of the world,” he said, emphasising that they had largely remained unaffected by climate change.

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