Tibet is one of the front lines of the global climate crisis: it’s warming three times faster than the rest of the earth.
Known as the Earth’s Third Pole, Tibet holds the largest store of fresh water outside the Arctics, providing water for one fifth of the global population. Like the Arctic, Tibet is experiencing profound climate change impacts. China’s hydro-damming and mineral extraction in Tibet, combined with climate change, threaten to destroy Tibet’s unique ecosystems.
In the climate crisis eight billion tonnes of ice in Tibet are being lost every year as Tibet IS IN MELTDOWN. Only drastic action will stop at least two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers being lost.
“The Tibetan Plateau needs to be protected,
not just for Tibetans but for the environmental
health and sustainability of the entire world,”
– H.H. Dalai Lama