Source: India Today News Service, November 17, 2000
BEIJING, CHINA: According to a survey done by Chinese scientists, the world's tallest peak, Mt. Everest, is moving into China at a speed of six to seven centimeters per year from its position on the Nepal-China border. This is nothing new, of course, as the entire India subcontinent--once separated from Asia by ocean--first crashed into China 50 million years ago. These researchers also found that the snow cover on the top of the Mt. Everest has also been descending over the past three decades and added that "it had a connection with global warming."