Tuesday, September 7, 2010
GASHUUNII KHOOLOI, Mongolia (AP) — Top Mongolian officials donned dark green baseball caps reading “Save our planet” and set up chairs and tables in the sands of the Gobi desert for a Cabinet meeting aimed at drawing attention to climate change.
“Mongolia is feeling the impact of global climate change,” Prime Minister Batbold Sukhbaatar said at the one-hour meeting.
Batbold pointed to the recent winter as an example of problems Mongolia faces. The winter was the harshest in decades and a fifth of the country’s livestock died.
This is the worst winter Mongolia has experienced in 30 years. Some 2 million domestic animals have been killed so far.
BEIJING, March 29 (Reuters) – A severe winter has left 4.5 million dead animals in stockyards across the Mongolian steppes, and many poor herders face the loss of all their property just before the important breeding season.
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