Melting the Roof of the World

by Gwyneth Cheng

High up in the Tibet Autonomous Region and western China lies the Tibetan Plateau, an imposing landmass of huge importance to Asia. Now, climate change is melting it away, threatening the very foundation of Asia’s survival. What does this mean for us?

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This must be where the gods live.

On the Tibetan Plateau, 5000 metres above sea level. Source: Quek Oon Hong, Creative Director of TUBER

What's the issue? You guessed it—climate change

Glaciers in the Tibetan Plateau. Image from Google Earth.

What does glacial melting mean for the people?
Getting to the root of the issue
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