Urumqi No.1 Glacier in China

Photo | 2013-09-06

A Greenpeace campaigner holds an archival photo of Urumqi No.1 Glacier at the site of the current glacier to demonstrate the retreat of the glacier over a 20 year span. The rapid shrinking of No 1 Glacier, located on Tian Shan Mountains, is a clear warning of the reality of climate change. Research indicates that the rapid melting of the glacier will cause serious natural disasters such as mud and rock slides. Also there will be a reduction in glacial runoff which will affect freshwater resources at lower regions.