I write from Ladakh, where we are studying the impact of climate change and evolving participatory adaptation and disaster-preparedness strategies with local communities. Whilst the melting of ice in the Arctic and Antarctic due to global warming and climate change is reported frequently, the melting of the Himalayan glaciers goes largely unreported, even though many more people are impacted.

Presently 10% of the Earth’s landmass is covered with snow and ice, with 84.16% in the Antarctic, 13.9% in Greenland, 0.77% in the Himalayas, 0.51% in North America, 0.37% in Africa, 0.15% in South America ...


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