Mountain Ecosystems Threatened

A U.N. report warns that mountain ecosystems around the world are in danger of suffering long-term environmental damage.

February 2, 2002, 12:00 PM PST

By Abhijeet Chavan @

"According to the analysis by the United Nations University in Tokyo, pressures from tourism, development, pollution, deforestation, climate change, and other forces is permanently eroding the landscape of many mountain ranges, with serious implications for society...Major consequences are likely to include water shortages and increased disasters such as landslides, avalanches, and catastrophic flooding, warns the report, which was written by Jack Ives, a professor of geography and environmental science at Carleton University in Ottawa."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Saturday, February 2, 2002 in National Geographic

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