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WATCH: ‘Everest’ Thrilling Trailer Of Epic Climate Disaster

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The much awaited trailer of ‘Everest’, director Baltasar Kormákur’s 3D epic climate-disaster thriller has finally been unveiled.

The film is based on true events and the trailer will undoubtedly give you goosebumps. The plot of the film is about the fatal 1996 Mount Everest expeditions detailed in Jon Krakeur’s best-selling book ‘Into Thin Air: A Personal Account’ of the Mt. Everest Disaster.

Releasing on September 18, ‘Everest’ stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal

What can tourists do to help—not hinder—Nepal’s quake recovery?

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Do more than just taking pictures. (Reuters/Adnan Abidi) Susanne Becken Every year 800,000 international visitors travel to Nepal to experience its unique attractions. These include Sagarmatha National Park (Mt Everest), the Annapurna and Langtang trekking regions, and the Kathmandu Valley, which is dotted with UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Durbar Squares in Patan and Bhaktapur. The April 25 earthquake and aftershocks seriously affected all these places.
Tourism is critical to Nepal’s economy. The World Travel and Tourism Council reports that the industry contributed 8.9% to Nepal’s gross domestic product in 2014, supporting 1.1 million jobs. Before the earthquake, Nepal was the 26th fastest-growing tourism economy out of 188 countries. What impact will the earthquake have on tourism? Based on the Nepalese culture, tourism and civil aviation ministry’s tourism statistics, about 23,000 visitors would have been in the country on April 25, 2015. It is not yet kn…

How Climate Change Affects Mount Everest & These 5 Major Landmarks Around The World

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If you still think climate change is a myth, think again. The New York Times recently reported that global climate change poses a risk to Mount Everest’s glaciers, and other natural monuments, parks, and cities around the world are facing the consequences of a hotter globe. Scientists published these frightening findings in a study in The Cryosphere, a European geoscience journal. According to the study, by 2100, most of the glaciers are likely to be gone. That means in the Hindu Kush Himalayan area where Mt. Everest is located, more than 5,500 glaciers could be lost forever. One of the leading scientists on the study, Dr. Joseph Shea, said: The worst-case scenario shows a 99 percent loss in glacial mass … but even if we start to slow down emissions somewhat, we may still see a 70 per cent reduction. Not surprisingly, Mt. Everest is not the only major landmark suffering under climate change. But, hold on for a secon…

Mt Everest Glaciers Mostly Gone by 2100

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Devil may care climbers beware, you might have to start climbing Mt Everest like a regular rock if humans continue to even exist.
According to a study published in The Cyrosphere, Mt Everest is going to change drastically due to climate change. If Dr. Joseph Shea and the co-authors of this study are to be believed, industry continually to operating like it has for years will shrink the glaciers around Mt Everest by 99 percent. Even if there is a moderate reduction of greenhouse gas emissions Mt Everest is estimated to lose around 70 percent of its natural beauty.

This has shocked the team of researchers with Dr. Shea telling the New York Times, “We did not expect to see glaciers reduced at such a large scale…The numbers are quite frightening.” A forbidding sign indeed.

The findings come from a computer model of glaciers the team built, that took into account the higher temperatures causing the ice to melt and how much gain there would be from snowfall and precipitation.…