Oxfam: Rural Poor In Nepal Face Hunger From Climate Change

Among recent changes in weather patterns in Nepal are an increase in temperature extremes, more intense rainfall and increased unpredictability in weather patterns, including drier winters and delays in the summer monsoons. The melting of the Himalayan glaciers will also be felt well beyond Nepal’s borders. Scientists warn that if the Himalayan glaciers disappear – with some predicting this could happen within 30 years – the impact would be felt by more than one billion people across Asia.

Among recent changes in weather patterns in Nepal are an increase in temperature extremes, more intense rainfall and increased unpredictability in weather patterns, including drier winters and delays in the summer monsoons. The melting of the Himalayan glaciers will also be felt well beyond Nepal’s borders. Scientists warn that if the Himalayan glaciers disappear – with some predicting this could happen within 30 years – the impact would be felt by more than one billion people across Asia.

Read the full report here: http://www.oxfam.org.nz/resources/onlinereports/nepal%20climate%20change_full%20report%20final.pdf

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Posted on August 28, 2009, in BBC, ecology and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wow! Scott, the site is amazing. Great job.

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