Politicians climbed up Everest and had a cabinet meeting to signal the dangers of global warming to the wrest of the world.
Politicians climbed up Mount Everest and had a cabinet meeting to signal the dangers of global warming to the wrest of the world.
Nepal’s ministers held the world’s highest cabinet meeting on Everest yesterday to draw attention to melting snow.
The meeting took 20 minutes and was held at 17,200 ft above sea level. All the politicians went through medical checks before they could make the journey.
Nepali Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal had these to say : “We have successfully conducted our historic cabinet meeting. We would like to thank all the people who have assisted us, supported us and given us help and support to make this event a grand success, Mt. Everest (Qomolangma) is an icon of world environment. The 2,700-km East-West range of Himalayas and 1.3 billion people’s civilization, their culture and tradition, natural heritage and tourist development has contribution.”
Their Everest Declaration – to be presented at the Copenhagen summit – calls on the world to minimise the negative effect of climate change on the mountain range.