The great Himalayan Glaciers are losing its ice with a great dramatic speed as revealed the Cold war satellites. The research team after comparing the photographs of the Himalayan Glaciers taken a few decades earlier with the one from present day said that the melting has just doubled up in the last 40 years. The research team also expressed its concern about how the glaciers are melting with the speed that it has to compensate with 0.5m of its height annually. The main cause has been revealed as the climate change of the earth due to global warming.

Joshua Maurer, from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in New York in his statement said that "From this study, we really see the clearest picture yet of how Himalayan glaciers have changed." The observatory spy satelite was one amidst the 20 satellite that the US spy programme - codenamed Hexagon - launched into the earth's orbit to secretly photograph the Earth.

If the loss continues for long, it would be definitely harmful as the tonnes of millions of water from the melted ice would flow down and take over the regional rivers. These rivers would then no longer flow into the drought prone areas and thus, the water scarcity would increase by several folds.

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