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    • Keywords

       

      Himalayas, climate change, biodi-versity, glaciers, global warming, glacial lake, flood.

    • Abstract

       

      The Himalayas being fragile landscapes, are highly suscepti-ble to changing climatic conditions. Reduction in glacier volumes, snow cover areas, water availability, and biodiversity, along with changes in the patterns and intensity of rainfall is evident in the Himalayas. All these changes ultimately impact the Himayalan rural sector—both ecologically and economically. At the outset, locals of the region need to be educated about climate change, its impacts, and mitigation measures. Furthermore, forging collaboration of the Himalayan regions with the scientific community and policy-making bodies should be one of the main strategies for identifying and addressing climate change concerns in the region.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Nelofar Jan Salika Ramazan Riffat John1

      1. Plant Molecular Biology Lab Department of Botany University of Kashmir Srinagar 190 006 Kashmir, India.
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