How the Himalayas may be slowing global climate change

A natural phenomenon is helping cool glaciers

Himalaya mountain range.
Katabatic winds are slowing glacier melt
(Image credit: Yustinus / Getty Images)

Global temperatures are rapidly rising, which are warming oceans and melting glaciers. Scientists have long explained that mountaintops are often affected by the warming climate faster than other regions. Glaciers in particular are a source of water for many areas, and melting can lead to higher sea levels and coastal flooding. Despite the increasing temperatures, scientists discovered an interesting phenomenon occurring in the Himalayas that keeps the glaciers colder than similar locations worldwide.

What makes the Himalayas different?

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