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Nepalis Note Climate Change

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In the Langtang region of the Himalayan Nepal, near the Tibetan border, residents see the impacts of climate change all around them: in the less abundant grass, the meager snowfall and the massive gray glaciers steadily retreating up the craggy mountainside.

In June, we left Kathmandu by jeep, then spent three days hiking to find the nearest glacier. Our guide, Damondon Pyakurel, or DP, told us that the wall of ice above us had receded up to 20 meters since he first saw it 17 years ago. We spent the next day at about 14,000 feet talking to locals about the changes they'd seen.

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