Warmer Ladakh has more to eat
Climate change is leaving Ladakhis rather confused. This cold desert perched on the roof of the world is now warmer. There is more rain. Ladakhis are seeing these changes as a mixed blessing. Till some years ago Ladakh received merely 35 mm of rain. No farmer or household counted on rainfall for crops or for drinking water. Ladakhis relied on fresh water from the precipitation which precedes snowfall. Ladakh, a big region with a sparse population, depended only on this rainfall.