Environmentalist blames climate change for Seti flood
KATHMANDU, May 15: A well known environmentalist and renowned mountaineer Mr Ken Noguchi, the famous journalist Mr Jun Hiraga from Japan claimed after the research and investigation into the devastating Seti River flood area that climate change effects was to blame for the flood.
The team including the two Nepalese Sirdar Minga Norbu Sherpa and Mingma Adhikari visited the flood affected area through helicopter for the investigation.
They have claimed that the massive ice fell about the height of 6,500 m from Annapurna IV (7525m) and blocked the gorge of Seti River due to which the newly formed river lake outburst and caused the devastated flood.
The team has claimed there was no possibility of melting snow in such the massive form though the rising temperature due to climate change would cause gradual melting of the snow pieces.