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Avalanche

A mass of snow sliding, tumbling, or flowing down an inclined surface. source: Avalanche-center.org

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Mt. Everest avalanche: Is climate change to blame?

18 Apr 2014, LiveScience, TechMediaNetwork

'Studies suggest that rise in temperatures increase the likelihood of avalanches, such as the one on the Mt Everest, the world's tallest mountain, that has claimed 16 lives this month. Melting glaciers also lead to glacier lake outburst floods, and experts urge that 'an effective monitoring and warning system for critical glacial lakes is urgently needed,' reports Live Science...



Number of avalanche occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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