Seasons without snow

The unusual lack of rain in Kashmir, which belongs to India, is a very unsettling atmospheric situation. This is more than just a case of disrupted commerce; it’s also an indication of the potentially disastrous effects of climate change and global warming on the economy and culture in the area. The lack of snowfall has resulted in a nearly 50 % decline in tourist numbers this month compared to the previous year, severely hurting the tourism sector, which makes up 7 % of the region’s GDP. According to BBC News, this reduction has “brought the tourism industry to its knees,” highlighting the immediate financial repercussions of the changing weather. The effects are felt in the financial, agricultural, and water supply industries in addition to the tourism sector. Lack of rain is inadequate to adequately recharge water reserves, posing a threat to agriculture and the water supply. Environmentalists have noted the effect of climate change on extreme weather events and protracted dry spells, as evidenced by the hot temperatures that have been consistently recorded in the river, with a fall of six to eight degrees Fahrenheit. As visitors cancel reservations and new bookings are put on hold, local businesses, which depend greatly on winter hospitality, suffer. Liveli­hoods reliant on winter, such as the pony users organization in Gulmarg, which has seen a significant reduction in income, are mainly harmed by the drop in tourists. Concerns about planting, fisheries, and hydropower generation are also raised by the lack of snowfall, which exacerbates the area’s ecological problems. Another well-liked tourist destination, Ladakh, is experiencing a snowless winter, which raises worries about water scarcity and probable drought-related conditions. The melting ice are cited by environmentalists as evidence of a larger impact on the area’s waters resources. The condition emphasizes the pressing need for all-out decisive action to lessen the long-term effects on Kashmir’s economy and culture. It is essential for the region’s and its inhabitants ‘ sustenable future to address climate change, not just as an economic imperative.