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For at least a decade, scientists have been trying to figure out why the Karakorum mountains (home to K2, on the Pakistan-China border) have been getting colder while the rest of the Himalayan region has been warming up. The answer seems to lie in a cold air vortex that is keeping the Karakorum colder than the surrounding mountain systems, to the point that it is reducing the glacial melt that feeds the Indus River, which in turn feeds most of Pakistan. geographical.co.uk/places/mountains/item/2413-glacial-growth-cracking-the-karakoram-anomaly
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