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Look to the Mountains

Look to the Mountains

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Thursday, August 15, 2019/Categories: natural history, wildlife conservation, photography, sustainability, environment, adventure , climate change, Archive Pick of the Week

                    Gangotri Glacier and the Chaukhamb Massif (credit: Mountain World Productions)

Mountain photographer and adventurer Jake Norton reflected on mountains and their importance for the United Nations. He was designated as a 'mountain ambassador' for his a keen knowledge to their environmental situation.

Mountains are often referred to as the Earth's "water towers". What happens to the ice caps, glaciers, and rivers that descend from the high peaks affects billions of people worldwide. From California's Sierra Nevada to Asia's Himalayas, the waters draining from these majestic landscapes sustain entire ecosystems and economies. Climate change is having profound impacts on mountains so they deserve far more observation, respect, and protection.

You can read Norton's full UN commentary, Look to the Mountains: here

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