Nepal: A farmer discusses the effects of glacial melt in the Himalayas

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This is the second of two interviews about the effects of glacial melt.

In this recording, farmer Wangal Tamang (voice 1, with translation) says he can no longer grow enough food to feed his family. Lakpa Tamang (voice 2) says the water has become warmer over the past 20 years. The clip ends with sound of women and children pounding and sifting wheat from a recent harvest.

Read more about the research and the effect this urgent problem is having on minority communities living in the Himalayas. 

Listen to the first audio recording

View a photo story about climate change in the Himalayas. 


Nira Gurung, communications officer, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977 1 5003310/11 Ext 115

Or contact Jared Ferrie, Asia Editor. See Contact page.

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Date: 22/09/2010




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