Asia's melting glaciers and the climate activists fighting to save them

Sunday, 4 June 2023 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Home to exquisite landscapes, rich culture, and the world’s tallest peaks, the mountainous communities that inhabit the Himalayas face an existential threat. 

Described as the ‘water tower of Asia’, the glaciers that feed ten of Asia’s major rivers are melting faster, amid a warming climate and increasingly unpredictable rain and drought. It’s posing a threat to lives and livelihoods, and contributed to the deadly 2022 floods in Pakistan. 

Jacob speaks with climate activists Shreya K.C. (Nepal), Irfan Ulllah (Pakistan), and environmental historian Dr Ruth Gamble, about how the region is experiencing loss and damage, the need for climate finance, and the importance of local governance.

In partnership with the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition, Earth Matters is bringing stories from climate vulnerable regions in the world under a mini series ‘Loss, Damage, and Denial’. 

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Sunday 11:00am to 11:30am
Local and global environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


Bec Horridge, Jacob Gamble, Judith Peppard, Phil Evans