Even the Himalayas have stopped smiling - Climate change in Nepal

Poor crop yields, water shortages and more extreme temperatures are pushing rural villagers closer to the brink as climate change grips Nepal. Watch our slideshow of local people and the problems they are facing...

Currently, more than  3.4 million people in Nepal are estimated to require food assistance, due to a combination of natural disasters, including last year’s winter drought - one of the worst in the country’s history. Higher food prices have also reduced people’s ability to purchase food. Although single drought events cannot be attributed to climate change, climate models predict less winter rain, indicating how  the current situation could get worse.

This slideshow aims to capture the thoughts of some Nepalese already feeling the effects of a changing climate.

Our report 'Even the Himalayas have stopped smiling' recommends further action to help the Nepalese adapt to and mitigate the worst effects of climate change.

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