Manisha Koirala honored with GOD Awards by the United Nations

Bollywood actress of Nepali origin, Manisha Koirala, has been awarded the 3rd Annual G.O.D. Awards (Global Officials of Dignity Awards) by the United Nations. In an event held in the UN headquarters in New York, Manisha was handed over the award for her contribution to the earthquake victims in Nepal.

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After April 25 earthquake in Nepal, UN had appointed Manisha the Humanitarian Ambassador to help the earthquake victims. Manisha had worked for mothers who gave birth to their children after earthquake.
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Melting Everest – being monitored by time-lapse camera

An American organization has installed five special time-lapse video cameras to observe the melting of ice on the top of the world, Mt. Everest. This is the fist time such camera is installed in the Everest region to monitor the melting of glaciers.

Everest region got a renewed attention when a key document of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – a scientific body to look into climate change issues inaccurately predicted the the disappearance of all the glaciers in the Himalayas by 2035. IPCC recently admitted the data mistake in its report published in 2007.

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UN Panel regrets estimates on melting of Himalayan glaciers

An international scientific panel overseen by the United Nations had estimated the glaciers in the Himalayas to disappear by 2035. The estimate was included in a 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The group has now expressed “regret” (IPPC statement in PDF) for publishing an unsupported estimate of the speed at which Himalayan glaciers were melting.

It is surprising that none of the 2,500 scientists who contributed to its 2007 report spotted the error that appeared in a sentence on page 493.

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