Environment

Coping with Climate Change

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorMar 31, 2009 12:41 PM

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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.

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