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11 November, 2009

Official claims on Himalayan glaciers challenged

Jairam Ramesh, Minister for Environment, released on Monday a paper entitled Himalayan Glaciers by V K Raina, a former deputy director general of the Geological Survey of India.

The paper says that there is no conclusive evidence to prove that Himalayan glaciers are melting due to climate change.

IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri accuses the Environment Ministry of 'arrogance' for claiming there is no evidence that climate change has shrunk Himalayan glaciers.

See Pachauri Slams India's Glaciers Report --- by Randeep Ramesh

Devinder Sharma, agriculturist and columnist, warns of the perils of denying glacier melting.

See Himalayan Blunder

Courtesy: Countercurrents

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