Local effects of global changes in the Himalayas

Manang, Nepal
  • 199 Pages
  • 2.13 MB
  • English

Tribhuvan University , Kathmandu, Norway : University of Bergen
Statementedited by Ram P. Chaudhary ... [et al.].
ContributionsChaudhary, Ram P., Tribhuvana Viśvavidyālaya., Universitetsforskning Bergen., Universitetet i Bergen.
The Physical Object
Pagination199 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23645431M
ISBN 139789993352945, 9789993352952
LC Control Number2009346451

This book explores the complex relationships between belonging and globalization in the contemporary Himalayan world and beyond.

Over the last decades, the interrelations at local, national, and global scales have intensified in historically unprecedented forms and intensity. The purpose of choosing the Himalayas as a focus is because it is a particularly fragile mountain system, highly sensitive to climate change impacts, and it contains one of the largest human populations affected by climate change.

The book provides extensive data and information regarding the climate history of the Himalayas, and the current effects of climate change on Himalayan weather systems. Climate change is affecting the Himalayas more than any region in the world where the rise in temperature is higher than the global average, having significant effect on Local effects of global changes in the Himalayas book resources (Eriksson.

The global warming directly affects 6 countries including Pakistan, Nepal, India, China, Bhutan and Afghanistan as the Himalayan Mountain peaks linger over them. The rivers like The Yangtze, the Bhramaputra and the Ganges glide over the Himalayan ranges and the total sewerage gulf houses over billion : Rekha Jain.

It is a stunning vista, but the lake poses a deadly threat. As the glacier melts faster than ever, due to global warming, the lake’s water levels keep rising.

The fear is it could burst its banks, or worse yet that a quake could trigger an outburst, sending water cascading downstream that could kill thousands of people. Dangers in the Himalayas: The Risks of Climate Change - YouTube.

The effects of global change in the Himalayas could ruin thousands of lives in the region, however, only few detailed studies have been carried out on observed land use and land cover change (Nautiyal and Kaechela ), as well as climate change (Solomon et al.

; Nogues-Bravo et al. ), and any generalizations that have been made from those could be challenging in making policies. Effect of global warming on ablation pattern in the Himalayas, glacial mass balance studies (e.g. Siachen Glacier of Nubra valley), role of glaciers and snow cover and glaciers on river head water hydrology under monsoon regime (e.g.

study in Din Gad catchment in Garhwal. Climate Change in the Eastern Himalayas Our knowledge about the impact of climate change on mountain ecosystems is very limited.

There is a link between climate change and mountain vulnerability. Various studies have stated that warming in the Himalayas has been much greater and high altitude systems are at a greater risk.

The Eastern Himalayas. The Himalayas is one of the world's most sensitive hotspots to global climate change, with impacts manifesting at a particularly rapid rate. A situation that is predicted to intesify in coming years, with dire and far-reaching impacts on food, water and energy security, as well as biodiversity and species loss.

Climate Change in the Himalayas The Himalaya support nearly half of humanity “Him” means snow “alaya” means mountain. The mountains of snow have also been called the third pole, since they are the third largest body of snow on our planet after the Antarctic and Arctic.

This book teases out the reasons for, and the socio-economic impacts of, different types of migration on contemporary rural households and individuals.

The author creatively depicts the dynamic microcosm of one village in the North Indian Kumaun Himalayas, near the border with Chinese Tibet, giving voice to the life stories of a range of migrants. – «Local perspectives on a global phenomenon: climate change in Eastern Tibetan villages», in Global Environmental Change, vol, n°2, – Chaudary P., Bawa K.S., – «Local perceptions of climate change validated by scientific evidence in the Himalayas Cited by: Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas 2 ecosystems (IPCC a).

These include the prospect of more severe weather, longer droughts, higher temperatures (milder winters), heat waves, changes in local biodiversity, and reduced ground and surface water quantity and quality. These changes will impact onFile Size: 1MB.

Global climate change has already had observable effects on the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner.

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Effects that scientists had predicted in the past would result from global climate change are now occurring: loss of sea ice, accelerated sea level rise and longer, more intense heat waves. Climate change poses an enormous challenge to development. Bythe world will have to feed 9 billion people, extend housing and services to 2 billion new urban residents, and provide universal access to affordable energy, and do so while bringing down global greenhouse gas emissions to a level that make a sustainable future possible.

Climate change has already taken a heavy toll of the Himalayas. The World Watch In-stitute states that due to the effects of global warming the pattern of precipitation in the Himalayas and the regions contiguous to the Himalayas will undergo a more drastic change in the years to come. The increase in.

Effects of changing climate on weather and human activities / Kevin Trenberth [et al.]. – (The global change instruction program) Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN (softcover: alk. paper) 1. Climatic changes. Weather. Human beings–Effect of climate on.

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Trenberth, Kevin E. Series. Climate Change in the Himalayas. e book begins with an overview of global climate Despite of the advantage with statistical modeling to inherit the effects of terrain and correlated. To assess the effects of the rise of the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau on climate, the team used a computer model of world climate to show that the mountain and plateau uplift enhanced both the winter and summer Asian monsoons and gave rise to a drying trend in central Asia.

This method may reduce non climate effects such as aerosols, clouds, disturbances, and defoliation on annual values [29]. The year mean annual NDVI climatological cycle of a single pixel and schematic of the method is given in the Fig.

by:   If we have to adjust to the global climate change, we have to take care to save the Himalayas. These alone could help us to cope up with some of the disastrous effects Author: Mohammad Ashraf. The Changing Himalayas 2 Himalayan Climate and Water The Himalayas display great climatic variability.

The mountains act as a barrier to atmospheric circulation for both the summer monsoon and the winter westerlies. The summer monsoon dominates the climate, lasting eight months (March-October) in the eastern Himalayas, four.

Climate change is roasting the Himalaya region, threatening millions Over scientists collaborated on a report that forecasts a hot future for the high mountains of Asia. 6 Minute Read. The series of pictures tell a story not only about the dramatic reductions in glacial ice in the Himalayas, but also the effects of climate change on the people who live : Felicity Carus.

The effects of global warming on South Asia include steady sea level rise, increased cyclonic activity, and changes in ambient temperature and precipitation sed landslides and flooding are projected to have an impact upon states such as g sea level rises have already submerged several low-lying islands in the Sundarbans, displacing thousands of people.

While the effects of global warming on the world's ice systems elsewhere are well known, scientists are now documenting two special threats to these Himalayan glaciers that are less well understood.

Himalaya’s majestic glaciers are sometimes referred to as the world’s “Third Pole.” The Himalayan region is covered with thousands of these glaciers, spanning more than 2, kilometers from east to west and covering more t kilometers with ice.

Water from this glacier system goes straight into the. There are two periods of precipitation: the moderate amounts brought by winter storms and the heavier precipitation of summer, with its southwesterly monsoon winds. During winter, low-pressure weather systems advance into the Himalayas from the west and cause heavy snowfall.

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Effects of climate change. Scientists, politicians and industrialists continue to debate the causes of global warming with some arguing it is a natural process that's been going on for centuries.

The Himalayas - the highest mountains on Earth. Their imposing glaciers provide millions of people in Asia with the water they need to live. But global warming is having a dire effect on the glaciers of the Himalayas. In order to assess how quickly the ice is melting, the. 1.

Introduction [2] Seasonal hydrospheric mass movements cause periodic displacements of the lithosphere. Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinate variations, principally for the vertical component, have been used to investigate global [Blewitt et al., ; Dong et al., ; Wu et al., ] and local [Grapenthin et al., ] seasonal deformation modes, and the relationship between Cited by: As you can imagine, global warming affects the glaciers in the Himalayas as well.

A new report from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development estimates that even if we put in place all the measures that have been talked about to halt global warming, at least one-third of the ice in the Himalayas will all still melt by the end.Background Climate change in the Himalayas, a biodiversity hotspot, home of many sacred landscapes, and the source of eight largest rivers of Asia, is likely to impact the well-being of ∼20% of humanity.

However, despite the extraordinary environmental, cultural, and socio-economic importance of the Himalayas, and despite their rapidly increasing ecological degradation, not much is known.