Bernice is shocked to see black specks in the snow of The Himalayas, that has potentially come from sea level industrial pollution.
Bernice travels high up the mountain with a climate scientist to see how he is using high tech instruments to measure the composition of materials on the ground and how much the ice is melting.
The climate scientists are measuring the thickness of the ice on top of the Himalayan glacier lakes. In this clip we also see some shocking footage of a flood caused by a glacier lake outburst that killed dozens of villagers with no warning whatsoever. The concern is that climate change may cause more of these devastating floods.
We hear from climate scientists about their astounding discovery of the 'atmospheric brown cloud' in the late 1990s. The scientists used high tech equipment including former military drones to prove the existence of this potentially catastrophic phenomenon which is warming the atmosphere while cooling the ocean.
With a population of over one billion, serious air pollution and health problems arise from cooking smoke produced in traditional ways in India. A new 'simple stove' is reducing emissions and giving villagers carbon credits for making the switch to a cleaner way of burning fuel.
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