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Mt Everest will not remain the same

Glaciers in the Everest region of the Himalayas could shrink at least 70 per cent or even disappear entirely by the end of the century if greenhouse-gas emissions continue to rise, scientists warned. A team of researchers in Nepal, France and the Netherlands have found Everest glaciers could be very sensitive to future warming, and that sustained ice loss through the 21st century is likely. Seeking to revive its tourism sector hit by last month’s devastating earthquake, Nepal observed the International Everest Day marking the conquest of the world’s highest peak by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa, 62 years ago.

Updated : 29 May 2015, 10:31 PM