Coping with Climate Change

By Keith Kloor | March 31, 2009 8:41 am

In Nepal, everything from religious rituals to the types of agricultural crops being grown will soon be altered by erratic rainfall, drought and floods.  It’s already happening.

So some farmers, such as the one featured in this story, have recently abandoned traditional crops like rice and maize for bananas.

The situation demands this kind of foresight, says one Nepalese social activist:

Climate change is a big threat to our country. We need to start building our coping capacity at the national level before we run out of time.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: climate change, Nepal

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About Keith Kloor

Keith Kloor is a NYC-based journalist, and an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University. His work has appeared in Slate, Science, Discover, and the Washington Post magazine, among other outlets.From 2000 to 2008, he was a senior editor at Audubon Magazine.In 2008-2009, he was a Fellow at the University of Colorado’s Center for Environmental Journalism, in Boulder, where he studied how a changing environment (including climate change) influenced prehistoric societies in the U.S. Southwest.He covers a wide range of topics, from conservation biology and biotechnology to urban planning and archaeology.


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