Black mountain

Flying over the northern edge of the Himalayas into China, mountains covered in black soot are clearly visible. The rate of melting ice in the Himalayas increases when non reflective dark surfaces of black carbon cover the white snow. It is caused by industrial pollution and power generation. Nearby India and China are two of the fastest growing economies in the world...

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34.59°N, 78.491°E
Flying over the northern edge of the Himalayas into China, mountains covered in black soot are clearly visible. The rate of melting ice in the Himalayas increases when non reflective dark surfaces of black carbon cover the white snow. It is caused by industrial pollution and power generation. Nearby India and China are two of the fastest growing economies in the world...
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