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  1. Himalayan Region …… Climate: It’s glaciers are “The 3rd Pole” Water: It supplies 40% of the world’s population with water One Earth Designs

  2. Life on the Plateau . People: > 30 different ethnic groups Environment: Cold, dry, little vegetation Culmination: Long history of innovation One Earth Designs

  3. Challenges Climate Change 1961-2009: Temperatures rose 6x faster than China, 128% faster than Globe 1978-2009: 3,000 lakes in Qinghai disappeared 1991-2009: Glaciers shrank by 5% Each Year: Desertification in W. China consumes > 1 million acres One Earth Designs

  4. Challenges Indoor Air Pollution Globally: 1.6 million deaths/year In each village: IAP claims one life every two years One Earth Designs

  5. Challenges Fuel & Water Collection Women spend 1-8 hours/day collecting (forgoing education & income) Injuries and miscarriages during this work are common One Earth Designs

  6. Challenges Contaminated Water Globally: One child dies every 15 seconds Locally: 86% of women have multiple parasite infections; Parents associate school with diarrhea One Earth Designs

  7. Challenges Access to Education Adults: < 3% literacy Children: Long distance to school Communities: No access to locally applied science or engineering One Earth Designs

  8. Challenges Transitioning Economies Bartering  Cash • Language barriers, Skill barriers, Paper barriers One Earth Designs