23 Oct Climate change in the Solukhumbu
What are the problems?
According to the recent Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment, temperatures across the Himalaya will increase by more than 2°C by 2050. That is an average effect, with more increases at higher elevations. Himalayan communities are already living with the effects of climate change. They are experiencing erratic rainfall, flash flooding, drought, forest fires, and landslides each year. And we expect these events to become more severe and frequent as temperatures rise. Families are having to abandon their homes and farms due to uncertain and hazardous climate conditions.
So, what can be done?
Everest Youth Climate Initiative (EYCI)
” Combining indigenous and local knowledge with external expertise is vital for resilience. ” – Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment
- Local reforestation
- Red Panda monitoring and conservation
- A livelihood-support program
Climate Risk Profile Nepal https://www.climatelinks.org/countries/nepal
Climate change adaptation in Nepal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change_adaptation_in_Nepal
Climate change in Nepal: a comprehensive analysis of instrumental data and people’s perceptions https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-019-02418-5
Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-92288-1
WWF Climate Change Adaptation http://www.wwfnepal.org/hariyobanprogram/what_we_do/climate_change_adaptation/