Archive for the ‘Tibet’ Category

Low Snow On Himalaya Threatens Water Security

Via Terra Daily, a report on Himalayan water insecurity: Millions of people dependent on Himalayan snowmelt for water face a “very serious” risk of shortages this year after one of the lowest rates of snowfall, scientists warned Monday. Snowmelt is the source of about a quarter of the total water flow of 12 major river […]

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Why the Warming Himalaya Are A Water Crisis for Half of Asia

Via Spotify, an interesting podcast on As the planet warms, with north India’s plains sweltering under an unprecedented heat wave, Himalayan glaciers are melting faster than ever before. On current trends, glaciers in just the Eastern Himalayas, which include Nepal and Bhutan, will lose up to 75 per cent of their ice in the near […]

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Key Climate Battle: Saving Himalayan Ice

Via Nikkei Asia, a look at how – from Afghanistan to China – vanishing glaciers risk floods and drought for billions: Filmmaker and environmental activist Jamyang Jamtscho Wangchuk brought a bit of his beloved Himalayas to the COP28 climate summit in Dubai last week. Around 250 milliliters of it, to be precise. In a plastic […]

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Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Water, Ice, Society, and Ecosystems in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Via ICIMOD, a new report on water, ice, society, and ecosystems in the Hindu Kush Himalaya: The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, covering more than 4.2 million km2 , encompasses the highest mountain ranges in the world and contains the largest volume of ice on Earth outside of the polar regions, as well as large […]

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Climate Change Threatens Asia’s Water Tower

Via Eurasia News, an article on how climate change is threatening Asia’s water tower: Tibet is known as the “Water Tower of Asia,” providing water to about 2 billion people and supporting critical ecosystems in High Mountain Asia and the Tibetan Plateau, where many of the largest Asian river systems originate. This region is also […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Transboundary Water Governance is a Regional Security Issue in Asia

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at how careful management of Asia’s hydropower resources is essential to ensure its positive impacts on climate change and avoid transboundary river conflicts: The Tibetan Plateau and the surrounding Hindu Kush-Himalayan regions, also known as the “Asian water tower,” is the source of 10 major Asian rivers. Abundant glacier ice […]

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