Silk Road threatened by melting glaciers

The Chinese gateway to the ancient Silk Road is being flooded — and the culprit, researchers say, is climate change. Melting glaciers sitting above the Hexi corridor in Gansu province, once an important trading and military route into Central Asia, are fuelling dramatic regional floods.

The finding illustrates a major problem for the coming century: around the world, arid regions that sit next to glaciers will suffer a spate of floods, then dry up completely when the glaciers melt away.

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About Rashid Faridi

I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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1 Response to Silk Road threatened by melting glaciers

  1. Maureen Raymond says:

    I am interested in the image of the glacier melting above the Silk Road. Is it available for license and is there a hi res?

    Maureen Raymond

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