Friday, June 6, 2008

Nepal hard hit by climate change: minister

Agence France-Presse: Global warming is causing "massive problems" for Nepal, melting snows and bringing deadly floods despite the Himalayan country's low greenhouse gas output, a minister said on Thursday. The towering mountain range that forms Nepal's northern border with Tibet is showing worrying evidence of global warming, Environment Minister Formullah Mansoor told AFP. "Our contribution is very low in the global context, but the effects of global warming on our country are very high and costly," the minister said.

"Climate change is causing Nepal massive problems like rapid snow-melting, glacial lake outbursts and resulting deadly floods," said Mansoor who issued a statement highlighting climate change in Nepal to mark World Environment Day. Other problems include "receding snow lines, too much rainfall, haphazard weather patterns that could result in flash floods and drought," he said….

In Nepal, the image shows Mount Everest (the peak with the clouds to the left) and Ama Dablam (the peak to the far right). Shot by "Dnor," Wikimedia Commons, under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation license, Version 1.2

2 comments:

berto said...

I could give my own opinion with your topic that is not boring for me.

Brian Thomas said...

Berto,
I hope you do give your opinion. We'd like to hear it.