Tale of two climate fronts: Part II

Warming across the Himalayas has been greater than the global average – and with dire consequences. In a worst-case scenario, the region's melting glaciers could eventually threaten more than 1.3 billion people.

BARAHBISE (Reuters) - Looking at the swirling grey waters of the Bhote Koshi River, Ratna Kaji remembers when it turned into a "monster," leaving behind a trail of death and destruction.

"It came down roaring, washed away homes and people when they were sleeping," the 77-year-old said of the 1996 flood, caused by a massive landslide that blocked the river which eventually gushed out by breaking its mud wall.

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