Bangkok Car Free Day this Sunday to raise awareness of global warming

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will be hosting Bangkok Car Free Day 2011 this Sunday with an aim to encourage the use of public transportation and reduce environmental impact from cars.

Deputy Bangkok Governor Mr. Theerachon Manomaipiboon presided over the launching of ‘Bangkok Car Free Day 2011’ today to raise the awareness of the global warming and encourage people to leave their cars at home and instead travel by public transportation or ride a bicycle on Sunday.



Cabinet to meet at Everest Base Camp

The government is preparing to hold a cabinet meeting at the base camp of Mount Everest next month in order to draw attention of the world towards the impact of climate change, a cabinet minister said.

According to forest minister Deepak Bohara, the cabinet members will be flown to Everest Base Camp by a helicopter. The agenda of the meeting will also be issues of climate change.

The objective of the meeting at Everest Base Camp is to draw world’s attention towards the impact of climate change in the Himalayas, minister Bohara said. We will discuss various ways to mitigate the impact of climate change using our resources.

The meeting at EBC will be organised before the conference on Climate Change in the Himalayas at Copenhagen to be organised on the occasion of International Mountain Day on December 11.

Last week Maldives’ cabinet had met underwater for a similar cause.

Very clear sign of global warming in the Everest region

In this video produced by, Mountaineer David Breashears compares the panoramic photo he took in 2008 of Mount Everest and its surrounding glaciers with one taken in 1921, and explains the enormous scale and rapid speed of the ice loss at the world’s “tallest water tower.” See the evidence with your own eyes.

In Khumjung village high up in the Nepal Himalayas, villagers are struggling to find fresh supplies of water now that glaciers have melted. This short video highlights these problems and the dilemmas that these communities face.