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Climate exhibition set to open on International Mountain Day

ICIMOD

KATHMANDU, Nepal- A dynamic exhibition exploring the impact of climate change on the communities and ecosystems of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region is going to open at the Nepal Art Council in Kathmandu on December 11, 2013.

The exhibition will help visitors explore the changing Himalayan landscape in and around Mount Everest, and better understand the complexities of glaciers on the rooftop of the world, according to ICIMOD.

Stunning imagery, text, and interactive elements will invite visitors to investigate the challenges faced by our natural landscapes, ecosystems, and human communities in the face of climate change across several national boundaries.

‘The exhibit features three floors of galleries that will take visitors from the Kathmandu valley to some of the highest peaks in the world. The ground floor gallery focuses on challenges in our urban areas related to climate change and urban sprawl’, a release issued by ICIMOD stated, adding it  showcases the science behind issues like black carbon and Kathmandu’s worsening air quality, water shortages, diminishing water quality, and population expansion.

The exhibition will feature science, imagery from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and striking photography from David Breashears as well as Glacier Works that showcase the rapidly changing Himalaya and highlight solutions being implemented in the region.

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