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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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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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Considerable But Unsustainable Water From Thawing Permafrost on the Tibetan Plateau In Changing Climate

Via Terra Daily, a report on a new study examining the impact of climate change on Tibetan Plateau ice and water resources: This study is led by Dr. Taihua Wang and Dr. Dawen Yang (Tsinghua University), together with experts in the field of both permafrost and glacier including Dr. Tandong Yao, Dr. Xin Li (Institute […]

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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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