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[Ambassador report] Global Warming in Mongolia

by Tsengelmaa Nyamdorj | 08-12-2019 01:12 Comments 3 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

At this time of the year having -30 Celsius is considered normal and somewhat expected in Mongolia. However, global warming is playing a huge part in Mongolia and its recent weather patterns. Last year, on 20th November, Ulaanbaatar was initiated as having colder average temperature a day than Antarctica, estimating approximately -35 Celsius. On the other hand, this year Ulaanbaatar is facing its warmest autumn in decades, just -10 Celsius for the day. Due to this warm weather there had been some ups and downs:

  1. Less air pollution

If you have read my last few articles, you would know that Ulaanbaatar’s air pollution is getting less toxic as more households are pursuing refined coals and less-frequent stove firing. Without any argument, it is true that residents have become hopeful as Ulaanbaatar recently dropped out of the top 10 most polluted cities in the world to #64. With less smog and brighter people, capital of Mongolia definitely have become a better city. Sadly, that is the only bright side of this story; so, embrace yourselves. 

  1. Dissecting the focus from the real problem

Dangers threatening Ulaanbaatar is not limited just to air pollution, but the constant risk of falling deep down into extreme cases of soil erosion, water pollution, and toxication from industries which are all caused by humans and their excessive, unnecessary needs. So, instead of holding mandatory, needed conferences, hearings, and protests, Mongolians are throwing parties and congratulating each other for the success of “eliminating air pollution.” Because the immediate danger of losing their child to toxic chemicals from coal burning is prolonged, people have let their guards down to the danger of global warming and further the cause of human wrong doings.

  1. Constant rise of temperature which would cause drier spring and autumn. 

As a country that is highly dependent on mining and farming sectors, having a dry spring/autumn would destroy thousands of livestock and worsen the miners’ working conditions. Mongolians have to remember that reduction in air pollution was not a direct effect from the government's initiative but constant global warming, that is eliminating the need of coal burning to stay warm.  

With recent developments on preserving nature and reducing wastes, we have to ask ourselves whether we’re looking at the greater picture to solve the problems threatening us indirectly.


Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Tsengelmaa

    Thank you for your thoughts about warmer climate in Mongolia. Warmer weather seems to be better than freezing cold weather, but one needs to think about the reason behind that warmer weather. Warmer weather might be temporary, and huge impacts like natural disaster might be caused from the global warming. I hope many people get ware of this fact and take action to preserve the environment on daily basis.

    Thank you for the great report.
    Posted 14-12-2019 06:17

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Tsengelmaa

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Global Warming in Mongolia

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 09-12-2019 17:36

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hey Tsengelmaa,
    it's Lisa once again.

    I remember reading your report on the air pollution of Mongolia, and that's like the first-ever thing that I have read involving the climate change that's positive.
    Yet, I do believe that the decreased air pollution is not solely a good thing to be cheerful about for it risks other aspects of the environment. And plus, other than that, Mongolia also is negatively influenced by climate change so in order for us to pursue sustainable future climate change is the barrier that we have to overcome and a problem that we should aim to solve.

    Thanks for always sharing your own perspective on the topic I think it's really valuable how you tell us the stories of your own country!
    Keep up the good work:)
    Posted 09-12-2019 17:01

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