A man walks over rocks near to a glacial lake that has formed at the base of the Dagu Glacier, which lies at 5,100 metres on the Dagu Snow Mountain, on the south-east edge of the Tibetan Plateau.
A man walks over rocks near to a glacial lake that has formed at the base of the Dagu Glacier, which lies at 5,100 metres on the Dagu Snow Mountain, on the south-east edge of the Tibetan Plateau.

A Tibetan flag flies over the Dagu Glacier. The glacier has been shrinking in recent years, as a result of rising temperatures in the region.
A Tibetan flag flies over the Dagu Glacier. The glacier has been shrinking in recent years, as a result of rising temperatures in the region.

The town of Heishui, which lies in a valley between steep mountains in the foothills of the Tibetan Plateau, in the Tibetan region of Aba in northern Sichuan province.
The town of Heishui, which lies in a valley between steep mountains in the foothills of the Tibetan Plateau, in the Tibetan region of Aba in northern Sichuan province.

A Tibetan woman collects corn in the mountains of Aba. As temperatures rise on the plateau, communities living on the “roof of the world” will be some of the first to feel the effects.
A Tibetan woman collects corn in the mountains of Aba. As temperatures rise on the plateau, communities living on the “roof of the world” will be some of the first to feel the effects.

Tibetans storing freshly harvested corn, high in the mountains of Aba, on the south-east edge of the Tibetan Plateau.
Tibetans storing freshly harvested corn, high in the mountains of Aba, on the south-east edge of the Tibetan Plateau.

A Tibetan man in a village in the region of Aba.
A Tibetan man in a village in the region of Aba.

The reservoir which lies behind the Maoergai dam, outside of the town of Heishui.
The reservoir which lies behind the Maoergai dam, outside of the town of Heishui.

Local Tibetans watch as heavy machinery tears down the side of a mountain to make way for new homes and developments.
Local Tibetans watch as heavy machinery tears down the side of a mountain to make way for new homes and developments.

Tibetans in a village in the Aba region.
Tibetans in a village in the Aba region.

A man stands on a bridge that leads to newly built homes, built to rehouse local Tibetans displaced by the Maoergai Dam, in the Tibetan region of Aba.
A man stands on a bridge that leads to newly built homes, built to rehouse local Tibetans displaced by the Maoergai Dam, in the Tibetan region of Aba.

Two Tibetan men walking in front of a river that has breached its banks and flooded a nearby path. Flooding ravaged the region in 2012, causing the displacement of thousands of people.
Two Tibetan men walking in front of a river that has breached its banks and flooded a nearby path. Flooding ravaged the region in 2012, causing the displacement of thousands of people.

Construction workers sit among a rock field caused by flooding and landslides in the mountains of northern Sichuan, on the south-east edge of the Tibetan Plateau.
Construction workers sit among a rock field caused by flooding and landslides in the mountains of northern Sichuan, on the south-east edge of the Tibetan Plateau.

The side of a mountain has been cut away to allow for the building of a road that leads to the Maoergai Dam. Large-scale damming projects have caused knock-on environmental effects that have altered the local landscape forever.
The side of a mountain has been cut away to allow for the building of a road that leads to the Maoergai Dam. Large-scale damming projects have caused knock-on environmental effects that have altered the local landscape forever.

Locals in Heishui town working on a small construction site near to the Heishui River. Construction projects in this area have contributed to a changing landscape on the Tibetan Plateau.
Locals in Heishui town working on a small construction site near to the Heishui River. Construction projects in this area have contributed to a changing landscape on the Tibetan Plateau.

A Tibetan man looks out onto a reservoir which lies behind the Maoergai Dam. Three villages were flooded when the dam was created leading to the relocation of hundreds of local residents.
A Tibetan man looks out onto a reservoir which lies behind the Maoergai Dam. Three villages were flooded when the dam was created leading to the relocation of hundreds of local residents.

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