Improved Outlook for Himalayan Water Supply

Ars Technica’s Scott K. Johnson reports that the effects of retreating Himalayan glaciers on China’s rivers this century may be fairly limited, offering some rare respite from a stream of bad news about the...

Pole-Land: The Climate of Tibet

The Economist examines conflicting research into the effects of climate change on the Tibetan plateau and surrounding mountains, known collectively as Earth’s “Third Pole”: Until recently studies of the Third...

Less Blessed 神山恩渐少

As part of their China Green project, Asia Society has released a new documentary about the Yellow River. Watch it here: The Yellow River, also known as “China’s Sorrow,” often doesn’t reach the sea. Once the source of...

Vanishing Glaciers Jolt Smokestack China

Michael Sheridan writes on the disappearing glaciers of the Tibetan plateau, for Times Online: The speed and scale of change on the Tibetan plateau have made Chinese leaders react to something they understand — a potential...

Xinjiang’s Melting Glaciers

Tibetan riots aren’t the only crisis the government faces in western China. A couple hundred kilometers north of Lhasa, the Xinjiang capital is struggling with an ominous climate change problem that appears to be...




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