Flash floods threaten more people than thought, as ice melts

The Himalaya, the breathtaking consequence of the battle between two tectonic plates, is home to spectacular mountains and a family of glaciers whose waters sustain¬†1.65 billion people¬†across the region. The thawing of these glaciers leaves behind a myriad of lakes, some of which can suddenly burst their banks and flood downstream…

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/04/himalayan-glacial-lakes-threaten-flash-floods-ice-dams-melt-tibetan-plateau/