NEWS: Millions rely on meltwater from Asia’s water towers, but lack of expertise and manpower hampers the study of climate impacts
NEWS: Frequent droughts and late monsoons are wearing down the ability of Himalayan growers to maintain crops
Morning summary: Muslim cemeteries and Buddhist temples responsible for greenhouse gases; global emissions show signs of ‘permanent slowdown’; and talks to create Antarctic marine reserves break down
In the fourth of RTCC’s Youth Action series Rajan Thapa from the Nepalese Youth for Climate Action talks about mobilising youth in one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has called for cooperation, trust and friendship to protect “our small, blue planet” from the threat of climate change.
Satellite models from the Karakoram mountains north of Himalaya show marginal growth but area remains a one-off, according to new research.
Climate change and rising temperatures are changing the face of the Himalayas, making Everest unclimable and threatening the region’s farming communities says Nepal’s “Super Sherpa.”
Produced as part of UNESCO’s international ‘Satellites and World Heritage Sites, Partners to Understand Climate Change’ exhibition, this image shows the melting glaciers on Mount Everest.
With a positive outcome at Durban looking increasingly unlikely, four countries in the Himalayas have opted for a regional climate deal, working together to adapt to climate change.
Ahead of the COP17 Climate Summit in Durban , scientists warn that adaptation policies will be key to helping communities deal with the threats which already lay in the Nepal Himalayas.