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Black carbon deposits melting glaciers in HKHK region spread over five South Asian nations and China

Adverse impacts of climate change are being aggravated by black carbon deposits coming from industries, vehicles, and cooking practices thereby accelerating the melting of glaciers in the Himalayas, the Hindu Kush, and the Karakorum (HKHK) ranges spread across six nations including five in South Asia, says a new World Bank report.  The HKHK region spans 2,400 km across six nations—Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan.