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Save Tibet Third Pole

by Tibet Third Pole category: Cause

“#ClimateAction and #HumanRights for #TibetThirdPole, under threat from China’s failed environment policies http://thndr.me/vS1bC8

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Tibet Third Pole
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This campaign ended on December 10, 2015 at 9AM

Save Tibet Third Pole

Tibet: Under threat from extreme climate change impacts.

Home to the largest store of fresh water outside the Arctic and Antarctic, Tibet is on the frontline of global climate change and under serious threat from China’s failed policies.

CLIMATE CHANGE
Tibet is warming TWICE AS FAST as the rest of the world. Glaciers are melting, putting millions of people downstream at risk from floods, water shortages and sea level rises, threatening coastal communities and habitats.

GREENHOUSE GASES
As temperatures rise, the permafrost layer thaws, releasing trapped methane into the atmosphere. Methane is another powerful greenhouse gas which exacerbates warming, further contributing to a climate change loop.

WILDLIFE
Threats to indigenous species and ecosystems are great as global temperatures rise and Chinese-imposed unsustainable development make it harder for them to adapt and survive.

GRASSLAND DEGRADATION
Tibetan grasslands, one of the most important grazing ecosystems on the planet, are under unprecedented threat from climate change.  Around the Yellow River, known as Machu in Tibetan, over ONE-THIRD of the grasslands have been transformed into semi-desert conditions.

UNREGULATED MINING
Tibet holds vast stores of sought-after minerals and resources, like the Arctic. China is investing in wide scale mining across the plateau with devastating environmental and social outcomes.

MEGA-DAMS AND WATER DIVERSION PROJECTS
China is building large dams and water diversion projects on the plateau at an unprecedented rate, threatening the water security of 1.4 billion people.

REMOVING TIBET’S NOMADS
China has removed over 2 million Tibetan nomads, traditional stewards of the Tibetan Plateau, from their home on the grasslands on grounds of “enviro protection”. Tibet’s nomads have lived sustainably the the plateau’s grasslands for millennia, in harmony with this globally significant ecosystem.


  • ‪#‎Tibet‬: Under threat from extreme ‪#‎ClimateChange‬ impacts

    October 28, 2015

    Tibet’s nomads have lived sustainably the the plateau’s grasslands for millennia, in harmony with this globally significant ecosystem.

    Now China has moved over 2 million Tibetans nomads from their home on the grasslands to newly constructed settlements, profoundly altering Tibet’s social and environmental fabric, imperiling their livelihoods and their culture, and threatening the survival of the rangelands on the roof of the world. This is leading to increased desertification and exacerbating the impact of global warming.

    Like the Arctic, Tibet is under serious threat from climate change. We need to act now to make sure the unique and fragile environment is protected. 

    Please take take part and SHARE  Save Tibet Third Pole Thunderclap for #ClimateAction for #TibetThirdPole

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Tibet Third Pole
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Tibet: Under threat from extreme climate change impacts.
Home to the largest store of fresh water outside the Arctic and Antarctic, Tibet is on the frontline of global climate change and under serious threat from China’s failed policies.

CLIMATE CHANGE
Tibet is warming TWICE AS FAST as the rest of the world. Glaciers are melting, putting millions of people downstream at risk from floods, water shortages and sea level rises, threatening coastal communities and habitats.

GREENHOUSE GASES
As temperatures rise, the permafrost layer thaws, releasing trapped methane into the atmosphere. Methane is another powerful greenhouse gas which exacerbates warming, further contributing to a climate change loop.

WILDLIFE
Threats to indigenous species and ecosystems are great as global temperatures rise and Chinese-imposed unsustainable development make it harder for them to adapt and survive.

GRASSLAND DEGRADATION
Tibetan grasslands, one of the most important grazing ecosystems on the planet, are under unprecedented threat from climate change. Around the Yellow River, known as Machu in Tibetan, over ONE-THIRD of the grasslands have been transformed into semi-desert conditions.

UNREGULATED MINING
Tibet holds vast stores of sought-after minerals and resources, like the Arctic. China is investing in wide scale mining across the plateau with devastating environmental and social outcomes.

MEGA-DAMS AND WATER DIVERSION PROJECTS
China is building large dams and water diversion projects on the plateau at an unprecedented rate, threatening the water security of 1.4 billion people.

REMOVING TIBET’S NOMADS
China has removed over 2 million Tibetan nomads, traditional stewards of the Tibetan Plateau, from their home on the grasslands on grounds of “enviro protection”. Tibet’s nomads have lived sustainably the the plateau’s grasslands for millennia, in harmony with this globally significant ecosystem.

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