The Duke of Cambridge said he and Duchess Kate wanted to make climate change and its effects a major theme of their royal tour. If we convince them that this is happening because of climate change, global warming, greenhouse gases, hopefully they will advocate to reverse global warming and climate change," he said. Zoe Klobus 23 October 2019. They flew by helicopter to the northern tip of the Chiatibo glacier, where a climate change expert explained how it was retreating. Click a photo of a glacier to see its location on the map and find out more information. They saw the Chiatibo Glacier in Broghil National Park, and were shown how it has retreated rapidly in recent years as the earth's climate gets warmer. The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, published Sept. 25, describes the dire state of the world’s oceans and cryosphere and the projected consequences of human-caused climate change. The royal visit is notable because it is the first time the couple has seen a melting glacier. Following is list of glaciers of Pakistan: With 7,253 known glaciers, Pakistan contains more glacial ice than any other country on earth outside the polar regions. Global warming has caused the Chiatibo Glacier to retreat by about 10m a year. Vind hoogwaardige nieuwsfoto's in een hoge resolutie op Getty Images Prince William and Duchess Kate saw some of the dramatic and devastating effects of climate change first hand in a visit to a melting glacier in Pakistan’s north on Oct. 16, prompting the future King to call for the world to do more to stem what he called an “impending global catastrophe.”. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. The gift-giving took place as the royals headed to the Chiatibo Glacier by helicopter in Broghil National Park, situated in the Chitral District of Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province. Kate Middleton and Prince William visited the Chiatibo Glacier in northern Pakistan to witness the changes caused by global warming in person. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speak with glacial expert Dr. Furrikh Bashir (R) as they visit the Chiatibo glacier in the Hindu Kush mountain range in the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhunkwa Province, Pakistan, October 16, 2019. They then took a helicopter to the melting Chiatibo glacier in Broghil Valley National Park, seeing how it has retreated rapidly in recent years, and were taken to a village flooded in 2015. ", During the engagement, William, who studied geography at St. Andrew's University in Scotland, joked: "Dr Warren, my geography teacher, would be well impressed that I'm back at a glacier after all these years.". Global warming has seen the Chiatibo Glacier retreat by about 10 yards per year. Bashir welcomed the visit by the British royals, saying it helped to raise awareness of the changing environment in the region. Buildings and farmland in the valley were destroyed by boulders tumbling down with the flood water. William quizzed him during their visit, asking him about what time of year glaciers tend to flood, and the impact locally. Reuters On Oct 17, 2019. On Day 3 of their royal tour of Pakistan, Prince William and Kate Middleton's schedule includes a visit to see the effects of climate change on Pakistan's glaciers. They spoke with a an expert about how climate change is impacting glacial landscapes. the blog for Columbia University’s Earth Institute: : https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/features/glacierhub. In addition to describing the risk of long-term depletion of water resources, such as at Chiatibo, the report also highlights the risk of flooding and landslides brought about by glacial melt. The Baltoro Glacier (Urdu: بالتورو گلیشیر ‎), at 63 km (39 mi) in length, is one of the longest glaciers outside the polar regions. A translator said the royals' visit was "a source of pride" for the group. Video of the Week: British Royals Visit Chiatibo Glacier in Pakistan. Prince William and wife Kate see impact of climate change at Pakistan glacier. Meghan Markle opens up about "unbearable grief" after miscarriage, Prince William reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, Queen Elizabeth leaves COVID bubble to visit top-secret military lab, Prince William launches ambitious "Earthshot Prize" to save the planet, Prince Harry repays UK taxpayers' money used for home renovation, California Privacy/Information We Collect. They flew by helicopter to the northern tip of the Chiatibo glacier, where a climate change expert explained how it was retreating. He made the appeal as he visited a melting glacier in Pakistan. Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate on Wednesday visited a melting glacier in the Hindu Kush mountain range not far from Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, witnessing first hand the impact of climate change their trip is seeking to highlight. The first threat that brings, as the glacier melts in the warmer air and the runoff flows downstream toward communities along riverbanks, is flooding. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled earlier this month to a remote Pakistani village, Bumburet, in the Hindu Kush to view the Chiatibo Glacier. "They're glad that people are learning more about this. Glacier Pakistan : Stockfotos und Bilder bei imago images lizenzieren, sofort downloaden und nutzen GlacierHub has moved! The Duke of Cambridge called on Wednesday for "political action" to tackle climate change. William and Kate arrived by helicopter to the remote location in the Chitral district of Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province Tuesday morning, where they received an official welcome and were presented with a book of photographs of William's mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales' visit to the region in 1991. "Scientific communities have agreed global warming is causing glacial retreat," Bashir said. "The young are starting to get engaged in it," he said, calling for a "positive conversation" on climate change among world leaders. October 16, 2019 / 10:42 AM "They can't forget this day.". The first threat from the glacier melting is flooding to communities down stream, while the second is removing the water supply completely - which provides for 200 million people in Pakistan. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speak with flood victims in the village of Bumburet on October 16, 2019 in the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhunkwa Province, Pakistan. The second is the depletion of the huge water supply locked away in their ice. A. Abruzzi Glacier; B. Melting glaciers in the Hindu Kush and Himalayas threaten drinking water supplies for 1.6 billion people. First published on October 16, 2019 / 10:42 AM. More than 5000 reasonable sized glaciers are in the area but nearly 70 per cent of them are retreating, Bashir said. Kate Middleton says she is 'impressed by Prince William's geography' as royal couple visit glacier in Pakistan Sabrina Barr @fabsab5 Wednesday 16 October 2019 10:27 Get the latest breaking news delivered straight to your inbox. The Duke and Duchess have spent the day in a remote location in the Hindu Kush mountain range in northern Pakistan, beginning at the Chiatibo Glacier in Broghil National Park. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled earlier this month to a remote Pakistani village, Bumburet, in the Hindu Kush to view the Chiatibo Glacier. Glacial Ice Core Samples Reveal Sustainable Land-Use Practices in the Ancient Incan Empire, Roundup: British Royals in Pakistan, Trump’s Logging Plan, and Cracks in Pine Island Glacier, Tags: Chiatibo Glacier, Duke of Cambridge, Dutchess of Cambridge, Hindu Kush Himalayas, Kalash, pakistan, © Copyright 2018 GlacierHub. The Baltoro Muztagh lies to the south and east of the glacier, while the Masherbrum Mountains lie to the south. 1/15. They flew by helicopter to the northern tip of the Chiatibo glacier, where a climate change expert explained how it was retreating. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Chiatibo glacier in the Hindu Kush mountain range in the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhunkwa Province in Pakistan on the third day of the royal visit. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Chiatibo glacier in the Hindu Kush mountain range on October 16, 2019 in the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhunkwa Province, Pakistan. Prince William and wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, visited a remote region in the Hindu Kush mountain range in northern Pakistan on the third day of their royal tour of the country. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit a settlement of the Kalash people, to learn more about their culture and unique heritage, on October 16, 2019 in Chitral, Pakistan. But the 2015 flooding left them with lingering anxiety, Sky reports. Almost all of them are located in the northern regions of Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. As a result of rising temperatures in the region, Chiatibo is retreating at a rate of 10 meters each year. Prince William and Kate Middleton visit spectacular glacier and Kalash village in Pakistan – best photos. Glaciers in the region's mountains provide water for 1.6 billion people. 28 Comments. Be in the know. During their visit, they spoke with Diana, a young woman from the area who was named after William's mother. "These glaciers are retreating and telling you that climate change is real, global warming is real. It is located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan.It runs through part of the Karakoram mountain range. It is one of the around 7000 of Pakistan's 7200 glaciers that meteorological officials say show signs of melting, citing data gathered over the last 50 years. It's a source of pride," the translator relayed. Continue to get glacier-themed content at our new home, State of the Planet, The Kalash people of Bumberet have a rich history and culture that pre-dates both Islam and Christianity. Global warming has seen the Chiatibo Glacier retreat by about 10 yards per year. "They are highly influential people and they have a permanent position. Check out our photos of "Glaciers in Pakistan." It is one of the around 7,000 of Pakistan's 7,200 glaciers that meteorological officials say show signs of melting, citing data gathered over the last 50 years. In a two and a half minute video published by Sky News, the couple discusses climate change and interacts with members of a nearby community. Chiatibo is one of the around 7,000 glaciers in Pakistan that meteorologists say are showing signs of melting, citing data gathered over the last 50 years. There are more than 5,000 reasonable sized glaciers in the area, but almost 70% of them are retreating, according to Bashir. The couple were joined by Dr. Furrukh Bashir of the Pakistan Meteorological Department. Following the glacier excursion, the couple met survivors of mass flooding caused by glacial melting in the area in 2015. Some villagers have proposed moving to higher elevations in order to escape the dangers brought about glacier melt, highlighting the extent to which climate change is threatening societies that have endured harsh climates for centuries. Zoe Klobus 23 October 2019. During a speech on Tuesday evening in Islamabad, the duke urged leaders in Great Britain and Pakistan to work together amid an "impending global catastrophe. The young woman is part of a volunteer emergency response team, now funded by U.K. aid money, that helped save lives when the floods hit in 2015. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled earlier this month to a remote Pakistani village, Bumburet, in the Hindu Kush to view the Chiatibo Glacier. Bumburet was hit in 2015 by intense flooding and a landslide, which destroyed homes, a police station, and agricultural lands. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits the Chiatibo glacier in the Hindu Kush mountain range wearing a leather vest that will be familiar to many royal style fans. Video of the Week: British Royals Visit Chiatibo Glacier in Pakistan. A quarter of humanity are dependent on these glaciers.". For their final engagement of the day, William and Kate visited a settlement of the Kalash tribe, and joined children and young people from the tribe to learn how the Kalash co-exist with other communities in the region. 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The Duchess mixed new and older pieces for today’s visit to Chitral on Day 3 of the Pakistan Tour. They were taken to the Chiatibo Glacier which is now retreating at a rate of 10 metres a year because of rising temperatures, and the rate that it is melting is only increasing. As William and Kate saw the melting glacier, William, who has long campaigned for environmental causes, said communities "vulnerable to change" needed "more education, more awareness and political action" to deal with the increasing effects of climate change. We have photos of all 280 tourist attractions around Pakistan or add your own (Click here to browse them). They flew by helicopter to the northern tip of the Chiatibo glacier, where a climate change expert explained how it was retreating. / CBS News. All Rights Reserved. © 2019 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. Bilder bei imago images lizenzieren, sofort downloaden und nutzen GlacierHub has moved they flew by to. 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