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uttarakhand forestfire
Raging forest fires in Uttarakhand could have a traumatic effect on the state’s glaciers which is a aid of the major rivers flowing through India’s northern plains, claims environmentalists.

Raging forest fires in Uttarakhand could have a traumatic effect on the state’s glaciers which is a aid of the major rivers flowing through India’s northern plains, claims environmentalists.

According to media reports, experts claim that black carbon from smog and ash is covering the glaciers, which is making them prone to melting.

Several popular environmentalists associated with Nainital’s Aryabhatta Research Institute for Observational Sciences (ARIES) and Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPIHED) in Almora have reported the issue.

As per experts, forest fires have resulted in a jump of 0.2 degrees Celsius in temperatures across northern part of India which can have a detrimental effect on the monsoons.