"Yak Dung and Climate Change"
Rollins School of Public Health
A Tibetan nomad breaks up yak dung, which must dry before being used as fuel inside the home. Indoor air quality was the topic of my research, but I also had other questions on my mind. In the background is Amnye Machen, one of the four holiest mountains in all of Tibet. Nomads in this village said his snowpack was getting smaller and smaller. What if one day Amnye Machen loses all of his snow? “It would be the last day of the world,” says Sonam Tserung.