The Prime Minister of Nepal, Madhav Kumar and his 22 Ministers, held a special cabinet meeting on the Kalapatter Plateau (5262m / 17192ft) facing Mount Everest. They passed a resolution to highlight the negative impacts of Global Warming on Mount Everest. This is the highest point for an official Cabinet meeting so far. The participants flew there by helicopter in freezing temperatures and all were wearing oxygen masks. The seating arrangements were made under clear blue sky.
The proceedings started by a traditional Sherpa Prayer. This resolution will be delivered by the Prime Minister at an International Climate Change Talks, to be held possibly in Copenhagen in December 2009.
The narrated facts are that erratic rains and snowfall is affecting high altitude climate. The glaciers are melting at alarming rate, creating huge glacial lakes that may burst and devastate mountain communities downstream. Nepal being a poor country cannot coup with such a challenge alone. The world’s richest countries exhale maximum harming gases that generate adverse global warming. This intern creates unfavorable conditions causing unmanageable problems for the underdeveloped world.
The rich countries should therefore control their gas emissions and also help the less resourceful countries to minimize their consequent losses through Global Warming.