The Himalayas. The worlds greatest mountain range. The pinnacle of the world has seen its share of changes. But none has the potential to effect the Himalayas more than climate change.
Glaciers have begun melting already and if the world continues to heat up we can continue seeing changes. The increase in extreme weather event in Nepal may also have an adverse economic effect on Nepal. Nepal has a large stake in their tourism trade, and to see one of their most precious commodities literally melt away is quite devastating to their economy. Secondly glaciers serve as the source of water for 500mil. people in S. Asia and 250mil. people in China. To lose such a trade would be equally if not more devastating to both Nepal and the surrounding countries as tourism. Needless to say, If Nepal, and those invested in the Himalayas, don’t act soon they will have a very big problem on their hands.