Copenhagen Climate Conference
With the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen approaching, campaigners hope to tackle the problem of increased glacial melting in the South Asia region. The general degradation of mountain landscapes threatens to jeopardise the future of experiences like Everest trekking and Bhutan tours in the region.
A specialist with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Pradeep K. Mool, tells how "a majority of the glaciers are reported to be shrinking in mass at low and mid-altitudes in the Himalayan region, but only a few of them are being scientifically monitored."
Worrying stuff to say the least. Hopefully they'll get something done in Copenhagen because the Kyoto Agreement runs out in 2012 and we're missing targets.
Try to keep those politicians honest, guys.