China Creates Tibetan Snow as Glaciers Melt – Reuters

From Reuters:

China has created artificial snow for the first time in to head off possible drought, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday, months after experts warned of melting in the Himalayan region.

The Tibet meteorological station had performed a “successful artificial snowfall operation” last week in northern Tibet, about 4,500 meters above sea level, the agency said…

Chinese scientists have warned that rising temperatures on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau will melt glaciers, dry up major Chinese rivers and trigger drought, sandstorms and desertification. [Full Text]

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