Since the Little Ice Age, studies have revealed that the total monsoonal glacier coverage in the southeast of the Tibetan Plateau has decreased by as much as 30 percent, causing alarm in scientific circles. The Hailuogou glacier has retreated over 2 km during the 20th century alone.

Over the past 150 years, temperatures have risen just 0.4 to 0.5 degrees centigrade on average in China, but this small difference has seen a remarkable change in the glaciers of the Tibetan Plateau,...
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