Coping with Climate Change on Mount Everest
October 21, 2022
Wall Scholar Pasang Sherpa was a guest on Al Jazeera’s The Take podcast speaking about the impacts of climate change on Mount Everest and in the Himalayas.
Episode description: Hundreds of climbers arrive at the Everest base camp on the Khumbu glacier every year, but higher temperatures are melting the ice in the Himalayan region. Local guides who are members of the Sherpa community help visitors reach the 8.8km peak, but Nepal’s government is considering moving the camp for safety reasons. So, how dangerous is climate change making the journey to the top of the world’s highest mountain?