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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Off Route in Nepal

Is it just me, or does it seem misguided that Nepal's cabinet ministers are staging a meeting at Everest base camp to call attention to global warming's threat to the Himalaya? The ministers have flown to Lukla and soon will continue by air to base camp. That's X number of helicopter flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, plus Y flights to Everest base camp, plus Z return flights, all adding up to a nasty output of carbon emissions. The threats to Nepalese mountain communities are real, but is flying around the Himalaya the best way to publicize them?

1 comment:

C said...

Not to mention those flatlander bureaucrats are going to looove the massive headaches and tossed lunches from that fast an altitude gain. Probably write some vindictive legislation when the get back to Kathmandu.