the Big Melt - climate justice tour

Find out about climate change in the 'roof of the world' and what it means for Australia and Asia. Public forum in Melbourne, monday August 17. The tour finished on August 19, check here for images and reports.

Some images and reports from the tour are available here.


Find out about climate change in the 'roof of the world' and what it means for Australia and Asia.

Hear Pemba Dorje Sherpa, holder of the world record for the fastest climb of Mount Everest, talk about his experience of global warming in the Himalayas. He is joined by environmental lawyer and activist Prakash Sharma, Pro Public Nepal.

Global warming is already having a big impact on Mount Everest and the Himalayas. Glaciers are melting creating floods and danger for the local people. But the big melt also means a big dry as these 'water towers' of Asia lose their capacity to provide water to the giant rivers in the summer months. Eventually rivers like the Ganges in India and the Yellow River in China will lose their dry season flow and the billion people in these river basins will lose their water security.

In the lead up to Copenhagen, the tour will also examine how a global climate policy can be developed that will prevent the big melt in the Himalayas and halt global warming.


For updates and photos of the tour, plus the launch of our 'High Stakes' report on global warming and the Himalayas, please check here.