Archive for the ‘Tibetan Plateau’ 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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The Parched Tiger: Kashmir Now Faces Water Scarcity as Himalayan Glaciers Melt

Via Fair Observer, an article on the impact that climate change is having upon water supplies in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The winter of 2023–2024 was the driest on record, with major cities in the region such as the summer capital of Srinagar recording their hottest winter in 18 years. With the world projected to […]

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Multiple Climate Reports Warn of Water Conflict in South Asia

Via The Diplomat, a report on South Asia, a region is expected to suffer the most significant impacts of changing water availability this century: At the 28th edition of the World Climate Summit (COP28) in Dubai, Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal made a strong pitch for immediate implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Despite near-zero contribution […]

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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: Chinese Dams Make ‘Upstream Superpower’ Presence Felt In Asia

Via Nikkei Asia, the first article in a three-part series exploring the effects that the actions of upstream nations – exacerbated by climate change – have on countries downstream: Water is released from the Xiaolangdi Reservoir Dam on the Yellow River in a sand-discharging operation. July 2022, Luoyang, China. (Footage via Getty Images) Drought in […]

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