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Why we need climate action to avert glacial lake outburst floods in Bhutan

Bhutan’s Thorthomi and Raphstreng glacial lakes are under threat of outburst due to climate change. Image: UNDP

Kanni Wignaraja

Assistant Secretary-General, UN, Director, UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

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Glaciologist Karma warns of the threat of a 'tsunami in the sky' causing another glacial lake outburst flood. Image: UNDP

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Eight-year-old Chimi’s message goes on to say: “In the near future, we may not see glaciers and snow on the mountains, beautiful glacial lakes and Lunaps (residents of Lunana) in this place. Image: UNDP
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