Claim: Global Warming and Snow is Killing Soldiers in the Kashmir Standoff

In the past four to five years, the average minimum temperature has risen. From minus 40°C in 2012, it has risen to minus 30°C this year. Similarly, the average maximum temperature has gone up from 13°C in 2012 to 15.5°C in 2016. The snowfall increased from average 650 cm in 2012-13 to 1,300 cm in the winter of 2015-16.

So now we only need 4-5 years? In which case America is going to go permanently into the freezer – if trends from the past 4-5 years are anything to go on 😉

Watts Up With That?

Siachen Glacier. Siachen Glacier. By w:user:Saravask, based on work by w:user:Planemad (see Image:Kashmir map.svg) – Own workInternational Borders: University of Texas map libraryIndia Political map 2001Disputed Borders: University of Texas map libraryChina-India BordersEastern Sector 1988 & Western Sector 1988Kashmir Region 2004Kashmir Maps.State and District boundaries: Census of India2001 Census State MapsSurvey of India Maps.Other sources: US Army Map Service, Survey of India Map Explorer, Columbia UniversityMap specific sources: Map of Kashmir,., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2083137

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Indian military commanders have claimed Global Warming is killing soldiers on the roof of the world, the Himalayan Siachen Glacier, probably the world’s most alpine military hot zone.

Global warming Army’s new foe

Increased frequency of avalanches threatens troops at Siachen; 10 killed in Feb.

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