Meltdown in Tibet: China's Reckless Destruction of Ecosystems from the Highlands of Tibet to the Deltas of Asia

Meltdown in Tibet: China's Reckless Destruction of Ecosystems from the Highlands of Tibet to the Deltas of Asia

Michael Buckley


Tibetans have skilled waves of genocide because the Nineteen Fifties. Now they're dealing with ecocide. The Himalayan snowcaps are in meltdown mode, as a result of weather change―accelerated by way of a rain of black soot from big burning of coal and different fuels in either China and India. The effective rivers of Tibet are being dammed by way of chinese language engineering consortiums to feed the mainland's thirst for energy, and the land is being relentlessly mined looking for minerals to feed China's business advanced. at the planning stage are plans for a major engineering undertaking to divert water from jap Tibet to water-starved Northern China. Ruthless chinese language repression leaves Tibetans powerless to forestall the reckless destruction in their sacred land, yet they aren't the one sufferers of this crusade: the countries downstream from Tibet count seriously on rivers sourced in Tibet for water offer, and for wealthy silt utilized in agriculture. This destruction of the region's setting has been taking place with little scrutiny formerly. In Meltdown in Tibet, Michael Buckley turns the highlight at the darkest aspect of China's emergence as an international large power.

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