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...

Chinese Inroads in Nepal Stanch Tibetan Influx

Nepal has long been “a mouse trapped between elephants”, with a historically close relationship with India and more recently growing links to China. As Beijing’s influence increases, some in the country’s...

Jayadeva Ranade: It Takes Two To Tango

Jayadeva Ranade is a former additional secretary in the cabinet secretariat. He writes on the Indian Times: The global geopolitical order has been undergoing a transformation in recent years. The transition heralds the emergence...

Japanese Climbers Die on Tibet Mountain

Three Japanese mountain climbers have been killed while scaling Tibet’s Mount Kulagangri (also known as Kula Kangri), according to the New York Times: The bodies of the climbers were found by team members about 980 feet...

Research Finds Himalayan Snow Cap Affected by Global Warming – Xinhua

From Xinhua, translated by CDT: A research paper jointly done by Chinese, French, Russian and American scientists have found that snow caps on the Himalayas mountains have been affected by global warming. The finding was based on the research on ice cores from the mountains collected in 2001, 2002 and recent years. Analysis finds that […]

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