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To study how pollution has impacted the Himalayan mountains and glaciers which are melting due to global warming, a team of American scientists has flown to the Mount Everest region.

The team is led by John All of Western Washington University plans to spend the next two months in the region and climb the world’s highest peak in May while they collect samples and study the ice, snow, and vegetation.

The team plans to bring the samples and data and study with the local university and government agencies in Nepal. They’ll compare the current data to data the professor collected on a 2009 visit.

They plan to study the colour and mineral content of the snow and ice on the mountains while collecting plans and other vegetation on the foothills.

As per the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change, the anthropogenic factors over the years have warmed the planet above 1-degree Celsius above the pre-industrial period. If such trend follows, it would lead to mass destruction of resources and human life making the planet inhabitable.

This would start a chain of destructions with the global warming going above par level, melting glaciers, submerging islands killing rich flora and fauna needed to sustain life. Thus, countries from across the globe must come together to curb climate change.

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