Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Nature Conservancy and NREL Associate Scientist Barry Baker Worries About Water as Chinese Glacier Retreats.

Mingyong glacierChina's lowest glacier, the Mingyong glacier — an enormous, dirty, craggy mass of ice wedged in a mountain valley 8,900 feet above sea level — is melting. And as it melts, the glacier on the edge of the Tibetan plateau is retreating up the mountain faster than experts can believe.

"It's truly amazing how much it's traveled," says Barry Baker of The Nature Conservancy, part of a team of international scientists who recently visited the shrinking glacier. "It is just unbelievable."

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