climate change


spring migration [cite]

By Dr. Lkhagva Ariuntsetseg of the National University of Mongolia, used with permission.

herder protest [cite]

Used with permission of Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC)

Hansen [photo]

James E. Hansen is one of the world’s leading climate scientists. In 1988, he was one of the first scientists to report that man-made greenhouse gases were heating up the planet. After 46 years in the U.S. National Aviation and Space Administration (NASA), he left in 2013 to become a full-time advocate for greater public awareness of global climate change. [fn][[nid:1139]][/fn]

Hansen [cite]

ovoo [photo]

Mongolian ovoos are piles of rocks, wood, and cloth found at mountain peaks and high mountain trails. They are used for mountain and sky worship and as landmarks. It is customary for a herder to add a rock to the ovoo while he circles it three times in clockwise direction in order to have a safe journey.[fn][[nid:1137]][/fn]