Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pemba Dorje Sherpa calls for action on climate change

Pemba Dorje Sherpa, talking through an interpreter, spoke in Melbourne on Monday 17 August 2009 about the drastic effects of climate change in Nepal where glaciers are melting forming lakes which sometimes flood the valleys destroying villages and causing loss of life.

Pemba Dorje has climbed Mount Everest 10 times and has once ascended the mountain in a record time of 8 hours and 10 minutes.

He called for Australia and other developed nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50% as part of a global approach to combat climate change.

Damien Lawson from Friends of the Earth introduced Pembe

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