Climate change in high-mountain regions: An international perspective and a look at the Pyrenees


High mountains are among the regions most affected by climate change. The complex network of interactions between climate, biological, and sociocultural structures in these regions is being altered by the changing climate. In this work, we try to explore the future challenges for these unique regions. We analyse why they are important and what problems they are facing in today’s climate and political scenario, with a special focus on the Pyrenees.


high mountain; elevation-dependent warming; climate change; cryosphere; biodiversity hotspots; early warning systems

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