Glaciologists have sounded the alarm about shrinking ice cover in other mountain regions.A 2014 study found that Peru’s glaciers had shrunk by more than 40 per cent since 1970.
If parents are unable to produce the necessary documents to show how long they have lived in the city and what work they do, their children will not be allowed to go to school. but workforce shrinks as population ages “With such tough measures I don’t think the migrant worker population will pick up,” Li said.
“Even outside the downtown area, authorities in the suburbs are still being very strict on population control, so the downward trend [in migrant numbers] is set to continue,” he said.
The Dongcheng district government has already outlined plans to reduce the number of long-term residents in its downtown area by 13 per cent [from 2016 levels] to 762,000 by 2021.
At the same time, the regions are also vulnerable to more intense flooding from accelerated glacier melt, combined with heavier rains and superstorms boosted by global warming.
A study in July in the journal Nature Climate Change, said there was only a five per cent chance of holding global warming under 2.0 C. On current trends, some experts project Earth is on track to warm by about 3.0 C.