• Last Updated on Jun 24, 2022

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From the North Pole to the South Pole, our Earth is warming. Such consequences of increasing temperatures aren't something that will happen in the distant future, the repercussions of global climate change are already being felt. For example, rising temperatures in the Himalayas are melting ice causing variability of rainfall to alter, and causing species to migrate. Several people misunderstand the terms "global warming" and "climate change," but researchers choose to use the term "environmental issues" to describe the complex changes that are now influencing our planet's climate and weather patterns. Climate change consequences include not just increasing weather conditions, and also weather events, changing wild populations and ecosystemssea-level rise, and a variety of other factors. 

While people continued to emit high-temperature greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, every one of these effects is becoming apparent. 

Global climate change is a type of climate change defined by a significant rise in Earth's average temps, which has a long-term impact on weather patterns and ecosystems. It's connected to an increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which exacerbates the greenhouse gasses. The greenhouse effect causes global warming, which is defined as a rise in average global temperatures. Several atmospheric gases operate like greenhouse glass, enabling sunlight to warm the earth's surface while storing the warmth as it reflects into the air. The combustion of fossil fuels for energy is the primary explanation for heating. The average global temperature has risen by 1.5 degrees in the last decade, according to reports. This is a cause for concern since it has the potential to harm ecosystems and cause an environmental disturbance. If we take tangible actions to restore the destroyed vegetation in our forests, we can slow down global warming. Natural catastrophes such as storms, flooding, and landslides have struck many places around the globe. Climate change is to blame for all of these occurrences. We must restore our environment to protect the ecosystem from the adverse consequences of global warming. Mankind has just been plundering mineral resources without providing anything at all in return to the environment. This must come to an end. We must all work hard to ensure the globe is a better place to create generations who are just as deserving of our planet as we are. Global warming occurs when these gases are present at imbalanced levels. Climate change can wipe out a whole population of humans from the planet's surface, hence it must be addressed as soon as possible. While the harm can't be undone, the consequences can be managed to some level. The first step is to conduct a massive planting trees campaign. Then, instead of using traditional energy sources like oil, we may use greener alternatives like wind and solar power. 

 

CAUSES OF GLOBAL WARMING iIN HIMALAYAS

Mankind's interaction with the environment of himalaays of nepal is a fragile balance. Since industrialization, the nation's population has increased at an exponential rate, and this has had a significant impact on the environment in Nepal. Deforestation, pollution, and global warming are only a few of the negative consequences of population and technology growth. Subjects dealing with initiatives to lessen negative impacts on the environment, as well as subjects aimed at gaining a better knowledge of the world itself, fall under this area.

  1. Burning of fossils fuels 
  2. Deforestation and tree burning
  3. Overfishing
  4. Industrialization
  5. Consumerism
  6. Transport and vehicle 
  7. Oil drilling
  8. Power plants
  9. Waste 
  10. The Greenhouse effect
  11. Radiative forces
  12. Human Activity
  13. Water vapor
  14. Carbon dioxide
  15. Methane 
  16. Aerosols
  17. Ozone depletion
  18. Natural causes
  19. Ice melt and sea-level rise
  20. Ocean circulation

 

GLOBAL WARMING EFFECTS ON EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

The temperature in the Mount Everest region is also rising, causing the snow on the peak to meet at such an astonishing rate. As a result, there is more avalanche and rockslides. The melting of glaciers has resulted in a scarcity of snow and ice on the peaks. Mountaineers are suffering as a consequence of climate change. Many people believe climbing Mount Everest is getting increasingly risky. Microplastic contamination is a direct outcome of increased tourism and rubbish accumulating near the Earth's highest point. Nonbiodegradable plastic makes up a significant amount of garbage. While there has been transparent plastic on Mount Everest in the past, the pristine environment near the world's highest summits is changing. According to the latest findings, snow samples included much more microplastics than stream samples, with most microplastics being fibrous. Although it is uncertain how climate change has affected Mount Everest and the surrounding region, changes are already taking place that can potentially transform this part of the world drastically. By being the tallest peak on the planet, Mount Everest is not immune to the consequences of climate change. The only site that pierces the stratosphere—peak Everest is 29,035 feet above sea level—has a dense atmosphere that keeps climbers panting for air and glaciers that spread for kilometers. However, both of these factors are rapidly changing.

 

 GLOBAL WARMING EFFECTS ON ANNAPURNA TREK

When we conducted some research on the Annapurna trek, We found both positive and negative effects of climate change. The people living in the area further described the crops as being damaged by an extreme increase in temperature.

Such loss in agriculture creates a hard time on their livelihood. This may lead to a food crisis in Nepal. On the other hand, residents are sometimes required to take modest to substantial adaptation strategies to stop the negative impacts of environmental and climatic factors. This dry terrain depends on melting snow for water outside the monsoon season. Mineral springs are becoming increasingly scarce year-round with rising temperatures and quicker melting. Because of the lack of water, entire villages have been forced to move away. Increased rainfall in those other areas of the Annapurna range is causing residents to replace their sloped ceilings' traditionally plained roofs with pointy thatched roofs to prevent leakage of water and invasion. Rising temperatures also change wildlife species' ecosystems, driving them to relocate to higher altitudes. 

 

 Global warming effects on the Langtang region

Being an eco-friendly greenery surrounded area, Langtang valley has also been adversely affected because of the uncertain change in climate and weather. The dense forest, different endangered species of flora and fauna are protected in the region are facing difficulty to adjust within the extreme changing environment. People residing in the Langtang region face various problems in performing their daily agricultural activities. 

  

HOW DOES GLOBAL WARMING AFFECT OUR FUTURE?

The ecosystem has now been affected by the globally changing climate. Glaciers have receded, melting glaciers and sea ice has broken up earlier, flora and fauna have altered, and plants have begun to bloom earlier. Climate change has made its mark on the world's tallest peak; Mount Everest is losing decades of glaciers each year. In the following year, food systems will have to play a far more significant role in the battle against climate change. Flora and fauna will need to migrate areas quickly as the planet heats to sustain their existing circumstances. Some creatures will be able to stay up, while others will most certainly fall behind. If the oceans rise and become more caustic, ecosystems will struggle to adapt.

Sea ice loss, rapid sea-level rise, and longer, more severe heat waves are all effects that experts anticipated would occur due to global climate change in the past. However, the global climate is expected to shift throughout this period. The quantity of heat-trapping gases generated globally and how sensitive the Greenhouse effect is to all those pollutants determine the scale of changing climate over another few years.

 

BENEFITS OF CLIMATE CHANGE 

  1. There's a chance that previously unavailable petroleum & energy deposits would become accessible.
  2. The next ice age may be avoided.
  3. Arctic circumstances would lead to reduced injuries and fatalities.
  4. We generate thousands of extra, well-paying green energy and transition employment as we are obliged to move toward a greener manner to survive. 
  5. It will push us to evolve and grow in enhanced cooperation, ecological development, and as single common humanity in the end.
  6. We will need to develop a sort of global government that includes legislative, executive, and judicial powers to solve global warming promptly.
  7. We will indeed be obliged to test new, better effectual governing forms.
  8. The bit we work together to overcome the numerous obstacles of the quickly growing global warming emergency, we can continue to enjoy our everyday lives for a while further. 
  9. We can eventually achieve a new and stable global average temperature and climate that will allow humankind to grow sustainably.
  10. Many people will reconsider their lives, habits, and livelihoods due to the global warming crisis.

 

Rise of global warming in sea-level

Global warming is the gradual increase in the average temperature of the planet's atmosphere due to a rise in the quantity of energy (heat) impacting the earth from the sun being retained in the environment rather than dissipated into space. Rising oceans threaten infrastructure critical to local jobs and regional businesses in metropolitan areas along coasts across the planet. Water level rise threatens roads, bridges, subways, water supplies, oil and gas wells, power facilities, sewage treatment plants, landfills, and other structures. The globally averaged sea level is rising in two ways due to global warming. To begin with, glaciers and arctic ice throughout the planet are melting, releasing water into the ocean. Second, as the water heats, the quantity of the sea expands. A loss in the amounts of water on land—aquifers, ponds, streams, and soil moisture—is a third, much smaller component of sea-level rise. Groundwater pumping is primarily to blame for this transfer of water through the land to the ocean. Additional sea level rise is unavoidable as global temperatures continue to climb. How much and when relies mainly on future greenhouse gas emissions rates. Another source of uncertainty is whether the world's ice sheets, such as those in Antarctica and Greenland, will melt gradually as the planet warms or whether they will hit a tipping point and collapse suddenly. Concerning climate change, the sea level will increase in two separate ways.

To begin with, when the seas are warm as a result of rising global temperatures, seawater expands, takes up the space in the oceanic plate, and raises the water level. The second mechanism is the melting of ice on land, which subsequently contributes water to the ocean. So, global warming affects the rise of sea levels as well. 

Kusum KC

Kusum KC

I am Kusum, a content writer for one of the most reputed travel agencies"Mountain rock treks & expedition Pvt Ltd." I have a great passion for writing about new places and learning about the place at the same time. I am enrolled at the Kathmandu school of law, as an undergraduate in the faculty of law. Most recently, I have been engaged in writing web content, introducing new places to the tourist out there. 

 My passion for learning new things drives me to take on new experiences. I choose law as it was my ideal profession since I was about seven years old. I have already experienced three years of journey in law by taking law as a major in 12th standard. Besides law, It is my luck to join the tourism industry. I would love to be able to create more quality content for our readers. Being a student of law, Nepalese cultures, traditions and ethnicity is the main subject matter for my course which guides me to introduce it to our foreign visitors.