Shrinking glaciers - but will there be droughts?

2016-02-08

Photo: Veijo Pohjola

Will the glaciers on the Tibetan plateau melt? Will there be more rain? Will we face droughts or floods?

Scientists fear that the shrinking glaciers caused by global warming will lead to extensive droughts around the world. New findings from researchers tied to the IPCC now suggests that this water shortage in some regions could be counteracted by increased rainfall, which is yet another effect of the climate change. 

Our glaciologists Regine Hoch and Veijo Pohjola were interviewed about these findings in the Swedish national radio. You can listen to the show here, if you missed it (in swedish), or read about our research in physical geography and glaciology.   

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