Bhutan threatened by climate change | Global Ideas

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Bhutan contributes nothing to climate change, but is struggling with its consequences. Glaciers are melting, the monsoon rains come irregularly, drought and floods are destroying crops. But the country is fighting the water crisis with bold ideas.

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