No Study Supports Global Warming Affecting Himalayas

Climate change minister Prakash Javedkar told the Rajya Sabha that there is no study has reported of global warming causing calamities in the region.

Published: 06th August 2015 11:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th August 2015 11:13 PM   |  A+A-

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In this image released by mountain guide Adrian Ballinger of Alpenglow Expeditions and taken Saturday, May 18, 2013, climbers navigate the Hillary Step just below the summit of Mount Everest, in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. | AP Photo/Alpengl


NEW DELHI: No study has so far supported the theory that global warming was causing natural calamities in the Himalayan region, parliament was told on Thursday.

"There is no study reported so far, which supports the fact that many type of instances similar to natural calamities are occurring in the Himalayan region due to global warming," Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

"However, for monitoring and prediction of extreme weather events over the Himalayan region, India Meteorological Department has established state meteorological sentres at Srinagar, Shimla, Dehradun, Gangtok, Guwahati and Agartala for forecast of natural calamities like very heavy rainfall, snowfall, thunderstorm, etc.."


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