In our unrelenting anthropocentrism, we often overlook the voices of the non-human. Long before the climate crisis reached alarming levels, animals have watched their habitats shrink, and seen their way of life upended. Both the small and large, birds and elephants have had to become migrants trying to adapt and survive in their changing circumstances. The mountains themselves bear witness to the changing topography, biodiversity, and local demographics. This panel will turn its attention to the non-human Himalayas as a reminder that human activity and the climate crisis impact us all.
- Shen Hou
- Charles Siebert, NYU Abu Dhabi
- Dan Lewis, Huntington Library
- Shailee Basnet, Mountaineer