A Study on the impact of climate change on Mount Everest

climate change on Mount Everest
Photo: National Geographic

In collaboration with Rolex, National Geographic, and Tribhuvan University, a study has been done on the impact of climate change on Mount Everest in the Hindu-Kush mountain range.

At a time when the entire world is facing the effects of climate change, National Geographic has set three records in its study of the Himalayan region. 

They studied the effects of climate change on Mount Everest.

By April 2019, a group of scientists, researchers, writers, and mountaineers had conducted the most effective scientific study in the history of the mountains. Based on the team’s study, three new records have been set in understanding the impact of climate change on mountain systems and how to address them.

More than a billion people live below the water level in these mountains.

Here are three records they set during the study:

– Weather station at the highest altitude on the ground

– To take the highest level of courage

– To find microplastics at the highest height in the ground

Climate change on Mount Everest
Photo: National Geographic

All of these records have been recognized by Guinness World Records.

The team has set up five automatic weather stations for weather information in the Himalayan region. It provides important information. Those stations are 3810, 5315, 6464, 7945 meters, and another station is placed at an altitude of more than 8000 meters.

Scientists also collected samples of ice, rock, water, and snow from the Himalayas. From this, they wanted to study the effect of pollution done by people on the atmosphere. The team also collected samples from the South Cole Glacier at an altitude of 8,020 meters. This is a sample of ice taken from the highest altitude ever. Microplastics were also found in the sample. It is the tallest microplastic found.