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High-altitudes zones of the Himalayas are particularly susceptible to climate variability and have shown increase in warming, and perhaps sooner, than the rest of the
Food Security in a Changing Climate
Himalayas and adjacent mountain ranges are an important source of water for more than 25% of the global population. However, it is unknown how much snow and rain falls in those vast mountain ranges, because of the lack of observations and the
In the mountains, permafrost stabilizes rock slopes, moraines and debris-covered slopes. For instance, moraines consist of loose sediment often held together by permafrost. When permafrost thaws, slopes become more vulnerable to erosion. Debris and
International Day for Disaster Reduction 2012
ICIMOD staff receives India’s highest honor for scientist
Christopher A. Scott, Ph.D., is Research Professor of Water Resources Policy at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, and Professor of Geography and Development, both at the University of Arizona.