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#Pope #Francis, the #Dalai #Lama, and #Muslim…

#Pope #Francis, the #Dalai #Lama, and #Muslim religious leaders have all recently called upon their followers to take action against #climatechange. The vast majority of scientists agree our changing #climate is a huge and pressing issue. Those logical, pragmatic, and courageous politicians at home and abroad have likewise stepped up to the plate, acknowledging that we as a global community must take action, and soon. Sadly, those with the smallest voice are those most greatly affected by climate change: #mountain peoples and environments. According to numerous studies, glaciers in the #Himalaya are retreating at an alarming rate. This leads to increased melt, higher risk of glacial lake outburst floods (#GLOF), stunted agricultural production, and myriad challenges not only for those living in the #Himalaya, but also by at least 1.3 billion downstream. The good news is we can help. We need to get 5,000 signatures by November 29 on the petition (link in profile) to ensure the @unitednations includes mountains, mountain peoples, and mountain environments in their upcoming climate change agendas. Please sign and share; as the @dalailama said: “This is not a political matter, not a religious matter, but ultimately [about] the survival of humanity.” | In this photo, taken on the summit of Mount #Everest, the Kangshung Glacier winds eastward past the massifs of #Lhotse, #Makalu, #Chomolhunzo, and more. #Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak, can be seen in the distance. #ClimateAction #MountainsMatter #mountainmatters @welovemountains #mountainpartnership #UNFCCC #COP21 #climatechangeisreal #liveyouradventure #icimod

Mount Everest

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About the Author : Jake NortonClimber, guide, photographer, speaker, founder of www.Challenge21.com, and - most importantly - husband and father.View all posts by Jake Norton

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