Why Life Matters

Type Book Section - The Last Shangri-la? A Conversation with Bhutan’s Secretary of the National Environment Commission, Dr. Ugyen Tshewang
Title Why Life Matters
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 399-408
Publisher Springer
URL http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-07860-1_50#page-1
When flying to Paro, within the Kingdom of Bhutan, one is likely to see Chomolungma, Nepal’s Mount Everest, out the left side of the Drukair jet. You might also view Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, within India, and then—on the steep descent—one catches a glimpse of Bhutan’s own glorious peaks, including Chomolhari (23,997 ft). These sacred mountains, indeed, all of the Himalayas, are being profoundly affected by climate change.

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