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Disaster Risk Reduction in Nepal: Monsoon Variability

Nepal, with its fragile geology and steep topography, is the 20th most disaster-prone country in the world (Dangal 2). With the additional impact of changing climate, this area, that highly prone to disasters, is greatly impacted. Because of climate change, … Continue reading

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Is the IDS-Nepal Report Credible?

In a time of constant doubt about the truth, it is ever important to have credibility in sources, when reading or writing about a relevant topic.  I believe that the three criteria needed for a source to be credible is … Continue reading

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Understanding Climate Models

Climate models help show different scenarios as to what could happen.  For example, some models run their simulations as if there will be no attempts to mitigate climate change, while others show what would happen if the greenhouse gas (ghg) … Continue reading

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Predicting the Future of our Climate

  While many uncertainties still linger in regards to the specifics of climate change, some basic facts are definite. The most sure and important fact is that the climate is shifting rapidly, due to anthropogenic causes. As humans continue to … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Unknown

  We have good reason to believe that the climate we have come to know is changing. The IPCC reports that “Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the changes are unprecedented over decades … Continue reading

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Timeline: 1768 – Prithvi Narayan Shah unifies Kathmandu Valley (Matthew p. 141) 1950 – Nepalese people and King Tribhuvan overthrow the Ranas, ruling party over Nepal, w/ support from India, lead to “Delhi compromise” (Matthew p. 142) 1950 – Delhi … Continue reading

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Nepal Risk Timeline and the 2017 Monsoon Season

Timeline: 1996: February: Maoist Rebellion Begins, civil war ensues 2006: November: Civil War ends leaving 20,000 people dead and more displaced. 2008: May: Nepal becomes a republic 2015: 25 April: Earthquake kills thousands of people and causes widespread devastation 2014: … Continue reading

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Monsoon Season & Natural Disasters in Nepal Timeline

August 2017– Seasonal flooding from monsoon rains causes widespread devastation in Himalayan foothills in Nepal, Bangladesh and India. Estimated 1200 people killed and 40 million people affected. Read more. October 2016– The military and Sherpas complete drainage of Imja glacial … Continue reading

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Timeline and the Gorkha Earthquake

40-50 Million Years Ago: Collision between Indian and Eurasian Plate 1255: First recorded earthquake in Nepalese history August 15th, 1950: Assam- Tibet Earthquake January 15th, 1934: Nepal- Bihar Earthquake September 18th, 2011: Sikkim Earthquake August 21st, 1988: Nepal- India Earthquake … Continue reading

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Important Events in the History of Nepal

  1814-1816: This was the period of the Anglo-Nepalese war, which left Nepal with the small amount of land it has today. This war proved the strength of the Nepalese army, and gave them their independence. (1) 1950: This was … Continue reading

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