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 😉
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 library – India Political map 2001Disputed Borders: University of Texas map library – China-India Borders – Eastern Sector 1988 & Western Sector 1988 – Kashmir Region 2004 – Kashmir Maps.State and District boundaries: Census of India – 2001 Census State Maps – Survey 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
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