Nepal’s Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, center, and members of the Cabinet raise hands in favor of a document to highlight the negative impacts of global warming on Mount Everest, seen in the background, during a special Cabinet meeting Friday at Kalapathar in Nepal. Nepal’s top politicians strapped on oxygen tanks Friday and held a Cabinet meeting amid the frigid, thin air of Mount Everest to highlight the danger global warming poses to glaciers ahead of next week’s international climate change talks. Kalapathar is a flat area at an altitude of 17,192 feet next to Everest base camp, the jumping-off point for climbers seeking to scale the peak.


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