Mongabay: Change on the roof of the world: new book explores climate change and the Tibetan Plateau
A quick post today to say thanks to the folks at Mongabay for featuring excerpts from my new eBook on their website this week.
If you’re not aware already, Mongabay is a wonderful resource for all the latest news and stories related to the natural world. If it’s not a bookmark in your browser, it should be.
Here’s an excerpt from the post:
“With soaring mountains and vast grasslands, the Tibetan Plateau covers approximately one quarter of China. The plateau’s glaciers hold the largest store of freshwater on earth outside the North and South Poles. Though remote and sparsely populated, the plateau is of crucial importance to China and its downstream neighbors: Three of Asia’s most important rivers—the Yellow, Yangtze and Mekong—originate here.
Over the past 150 years, China’s average temperature has risen just 0.4 to 0.5 degrees centigrade. However, the high plateau has warmed much faster than the rest of China or anywhere else in the world – just like a roof on a hot summer day –
And the glaciers are melting fast. The Hailuogou glacier on the 23,000-foot high Mount Gongga retreated over two kilometers during the twentieth century alone.” Read More
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