“South Asia is struggling to deal with the worst monsoon flooding in living memory but as mountain glaciers up north slowly vanish, drought in the future promises an even greater misery.
Al Jazeera’s Tony Cheng travelled to the Tibetan plateau to witness first-hand the impact of climate change on an area known as the “roof of the world”.
|Nomadic herders sense the drastic change
that is taking place
The northern Himalayas, with crystal clear skies, is one of the cleanest and least polluted places on earth.
And for the nomadic herders who roam the mountains and valleys, little has changed, their lives packed up on the backs of their nimble footed yaks.
But they have noticed one big change in all the years they’ve been walking these paths.
This was just a stream, said a young herder, but has now become a fast-running river, swelling with glacier run-offs.”