How climate change has affected Ladakh: The region has seen unusual floods in July 2005 and August 2006

Ladakh is known as the cold-desert and has severe conditions and is barren and arid. The region has seen unusual floods in July 2005 and August 2006.

It is in Jammu Kashmir and is bordered by the Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain chains. Ladakh and its water sources are almost entirely dependent on the glaciers and snow-melts and changes in water systems can be directly attributed to changes in the glaciers and thus climate change.

The glacial lakes of Tsomoriri and Yaya Tso are already experiencing rising levels.


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