Climate Change: A Himalayan Odessey

June 2023

The Himalayas are inherently vulnerable to heavy rains, flash floods, landslides etc., as these are new mountains which are still growing and are seismically very active. Climate change has added another layer of vulnerability. It is acting as a force multiplier and making landslides, flash floods and cloudbursts more disastrous. The most widely reported impact is the rapid reduction in glaciers, which has profound future implications for downstream water resources.