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Year: 2019
Chapter ABSTRACT: Mountains make up 24% of the world’s land area, are home to 20% of the world’s population, provide 60–80% of the world’s fresh water, and harbour 50% of the world’s biodiversity hotspots (well-established)
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Chapter ABSTRACT: As mentioned in earlier chapters, the HKH regions form the entirety of some countries, a major part of other countries, and a small percentage of yet others
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Year: 2019
Chapter ABSTRACT: The cryosphere is defined by the presence of frozen water in its many forms: glaciers, ice caps, ice sheets, snow, permafrost, and river and lake ice
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Year: 2019
Chapter ABSTRACT: Commonly described as the “water tower for Asia,” the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) plays an important role in ensuring water, food, energy, and environmental security for much of the continent
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Chapter ABSTRACT: The mountain people of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) face large challenges in food and nutrition security
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Year: 2019
Chapter ABSTRACT: Air pollution has large impacts on the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), affecting not just the health of people and ecosystems, but also climate, the cryosphere, monsoon patterns, water availability, agriculture, and incomes (established but incomplete)
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Chapter ABSTRACT: The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH)—covering more than four million square kilometres from Afghanistan to Myanmar—is one of the world’s most ecologically diverse mountain biomes, with extreme variations in vegetation
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Year: 2019
Chapter ABSTRACT: This chapter critically reviews the existing knowledge on livelihoods, poverty, and vulnerability in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH)
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Year: 2019
Chapter ABSTRACT: Climate change impacts in the mountains of the HKH are already substantive
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Year: 2019
Chapter ABSTRACT: Climate change in combination with socioeconomic processes and opportunities have an especially severe impact on people living in remote mountain areas of the Hindu Kush Himalaya
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