The composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.
In 2018, Mongolian herder Bao Yu (left) made the courageous move of filing a formal complaint against the secretary of the gachaa (township ruling Chjinese Communist Party) for allowing the gold-mining company Taiping Mining to take over the grasslands, damage the fragile ecosystem of the steppe, and leave the Mongolian herders in extreme hardship. [fn][[nid:2549]][/fn]
A goat lies dead on a hillside in the Ulziit district of Bayankhongor in Mongolia. It is the victim of a dzud, a weather pattern that occurs when a dry summer is followed by a harsh winter. [fn][[nid:2547]][/fn]