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In Himalayas: the Glaciers without Gate

July 2, 2012

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One of the study published in Nature, states that Fewer than 120 (0.075%) have had their mass balance (the sum of the annual mass gains and losses of the glacier) directly measured in Himalayan region, and for only 37 of these are there records extending beyond 30 years. Extrapolating this tiny sample of observations to […]

Mountain Perspective and India’s Water Policy

February 20, 2012

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In this article suggestions have been given to the government of India in context to its draft National Water Policy 2012 towards water resource planning, development and management in the Mountains of India. This policy document talks about national level water related issues like; legal, usage, climate change adaptation, availability, management, pricing, infrastructure, planning, R […]

Climate Change A Reality: Durban Takes On Equity And Glaciers In Himalaya

December 10, 2011

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This UN conference on climate change (COP) remained a place where the people from around the world discuss, debate and come to a conclusion on various confronting issues our communities  face around the world on climate change. In this note I am  trying to discuss three important aspects of this conference on climate change research, […]

A Global To Region Perspective: Raising Mountain Voice At Durban !

December 5, 2011

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On the expected outcomes from Durban Climate Change Conference (CoP 17) in terms of growing momentum of action and alarm bells from new researches. This discourse is about the meager role played by the leaders from most vulnerable regions like Himalayas and Andes during this important global conference.   With the representation of about 20,000 […]

Knowledge Disconnect in Himalaya

November 8, 2011

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Much has been said about Himalayas and its beautiful mountains, rich biodiversity and rich culture. But, sometime it seems that the inhabitants in the region are not cognizant about this richness. Are they? Let me take one of the factors that contributed to such situation in Hindu Kush Himalayan region and that is ‘disconnected knowledge […]

Lost Himalayas!

August 1, 2011

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We boast, we host, and we are lost! It sounds the legacy of mighty Himalaya and its people. Here, agencies seem boasting the urgency and the welfare of mountain ecosystem (!), while people in the region are hosting their dialogues with utmost care, and then they are lost somewhere. The remains of show become reports […]

Black And White: Carbon

March 25, 2011

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Since over last few months the Black Carbon issue is being highlighted in the Himalayan region by various international and region agencies, with the viewpoint that it will have adverse impact on the human health, air quality and on various ecosystem functions. It is said that, there is urgent need through various local and international […]