This talk intends to focus on highlighting how the Himalayan landscape stands threatened by changing climatic aspects. Its vulnerability to geo-physical and hydro-meteorological extremes is exacerbated by socio-economic contexts. Based on extensive geospatial information created from multiple historical sources, scientific datasets and intensive field-work, connections between changing manifestation of climatic extremes and disaster occurrence are examined. Examples of recent events in September 2018 and August 2019 that caused massive destruction to human created structures, establish how landscape modification has been creating circumstances for disaster risk in these mountains.
Part of Bath Spa University’s Hazard, Risk and Disaster (HRD) Research Lecture Series 2020-21.
More information: https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/himachal-pradesh/