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A Journey to Imja Lake: Climate Change in the Land of the Sherpa

1 July 2010

by Anna Colom | 2010 | 31 min

In the Everest region of Nepal, the Sherpa people are already facing the impact of climate change in the Himalayas: from the changes on the mountains, their spiritual gods, to the impact on food production. On our journey to Imja Lake, we witness how the increase of temperature in the region is affecting the livelihoods of the Sherpa people and other minority groups in the area. However, the melting of the glaciers poses a huge risk not only for these communities, but also for the millions of people in Asia who depend on the water of seven of the main big Asian rivers born in the Himalayas.

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