Sunday, 26 April 2015

Climate change in Nepal

Nepal is in our thoughts and prayers right now after yesterday’s earthquake.

Thanks to Mylum O’Shinn for the heads-up

Nepal - I Have Seen the Earth Change


Solukhumbu is one of the 75 districts in Nepal. It gathers most of the 3300 glaciers and 2300 artic lakes of the country. Inhabitants witness huge climatic changes in the Everest area. The most striking being the fast glacier recession, which have given birth to new lakes where there was only ice and snow. Those lakes are a danger for the population, natural bombs, ready to explode. If the water overflows, it will sweep away inhabitants, bridges, houses and villages.




1 comment:

  1. I walked to Namche Bazzar in the first week of April 20114 and then ascended another 1000m to 4000m and never touched a piece of snow or ice , fyi.

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