ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Experts urged the government raise awareness about the Karakoram Anomaly, ecology, and environment among mountain communities to ensure that there is ecological harmony.
This was the essence of the interaction between the experts on Karakoram Anomaly, held here at the National Press Club on Saturday.
Experts believe that the 1.5-degree Celsius global temperature rise predicted for 2040s could be realized, 10 years sooner than previously projected. A slight rise in global temperature could prove disastrous for large parts of the population, particularly those who live in mountain regions.
Khan Faraz, among other experts, stated that Pakistan was home to more than 71,000 glaciers. The mixed behaviours of these glaciers meant that the south-facing and east-facing glaciers were melting faster than those facing north.
The Karakoram Anomal, which states that the Karakoram Mountain Range glaciers are either stabilizing or surging, is supported by the Karakoram Karakoram Anomaly. The glaciers were melting at an overall faster rate. Khan Faraz maintained that mountain ecosystems cannot be isolated from other ecosystems, as there are downstream and upstream connections.
The mountains provide water and livelihoods for communities in the mountainous areas as well as downstream river basins.
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