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The Climate Reality Project Nepal

Over centuries, humans have coped with a changing climate. But our temperature is rising more dramatically than before and there is no doubt the reason is anthropogenic pollution in the atmosphere. This level of pollution in our atmosphere is increasing in dramatically in a way that will have profound impacts for all of humankind. Year 2015 was found to be the warmest year in recorded history. Drastic change in rising sea level and glacial retreat is faster than expectation. Erratic rainfalls and increase in frequency of extreme weather events such as floods, drought, wildfire and different type of storms are causing wide spread death, famine, loss of home and business, species extinction and natural resources degradation. More than 97 percent of scientists have proved that our planet is warming and human activity is contributing to it. In fact, we humans are now feeling the effect of climate change. Therefore, we don’t have time to deny it, and immediate action from each individual is required to overcome the current climate challenge.

The Nepal Chapter of The Climate Reality Project was created by the hard work and dedication of Mr. Phurpa lama, a dynamic climate leader and mentor. It aims to raise awareness and to organize programs on environmental and climate change issues. The work of the chapter will range from programs in schools and communities to discussions among policy makers, environmentalist, Journalist and youths. The chapter also looks forward to maintaining an international network of climate leaders from across the world to act on climate change.

Nepal is a very beautiful and ecologically rich mountainous country. The effects of climate change in Nepal is mostly seen in the agricultural pattern and the melting of the glacial lakes and mountains. Nepal is experiencing visible impact of Climate Change on agriculture, biodiversity, tourism, health, Infrastructure and water resources. The changing climate is affecting many people who are dependent on the ecosystem and natural resources. That is why the project is initiated in Nepal, to act with urgency and try to come up with preventive as well as adaptive measures.