Glaciers like those in Turkey as well as the Andes, Alps and other mountain ranges are bearing the brunt of climate change, a global conference warned Thursday.
The High Mountain Summit that ended in Geneva issued a call for action in the face of rapid melting of the earth’s frozen peaks and its consequences.
The three-day summit convened by the World Meteorological Organization identified priority actions to support more sustainable development, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation both in high-mountain areas and downstream.
“We need to identify solutions,” said conference co-chair John Pomeroy.
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