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Experts slam claim that human activity not behind Chamoli disaster
Hindustan Times | 05/03/2021 12:27 PM | Click to read full article
Experts on Wednesday criticized a statement by a top official of a research body under the DRDO who said human activity was “not the immediate cause” for the glacial breach and the deadly floods in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district last month, and that there was a need to look at “demographic pressures”.
But global warming and heating up of the Himalayas, which scientists say are decisively caused by human actions, could be the main reasons for the glacial breach in Chamoli district.