Amid the climate change harsh effects being discussed, two mountain village in the district of Mustang, Samjung and Ghey have completely been abandoned by their inhabitants due to lack of water resources and climate change effects.
It has been reported that due to climate change the temperatures in the region have increased phenomenally drying natural water resources compelling people to migrate to lower southern region of the district.
According to Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), “Climate change and global warming has hugely hit the region where it has affected the bio diversity directly. The local weather pattern has changed ranging from extreme drought situations to extreme rainfall and has thus increased the risk of flash floods and landslide in the region. Moreover, the time to harvest crops after their plantation has also changed. While the villages had to wait for nearly a year to harvest a batch of crop, now they get the yields several times a year.”
The recent government statistics state that the temperature in the mountains in Nepal has been on the rise by 0.06 per cent compared to the 0.04 per cent in the southern plain. This has risked the melting down of Glacier in the Himalayan region which hugely threats the valley