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Title Meltdown in Tibet : China's reckless destruction of ecosystems from the highlands of Tibet to the deltas of Asia / Michael Buckley.
Author Buckley, Michael, 1950-
Publication New York City : Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014.
Description viii, 247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Call # 363.70095 B
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Rafting the Drigung : What on earth are China's engineers up to? -- Crisis at the Third Pole : What does a rain of black soot have to do with this? -- Valleys of the Dammed : What is the fate of the mighty rivers of Tibet? -- Stealing Water : Where is the thirsty dragon going to guzzle next? -- Vanishing Nomads, Vanishing Grasslands : Why are Tibet's grasslands being usurped by desert? -- Paper Parks, Theme Parks : Why is China snuffing out Tibetan nomad culture? -- Plundering the Treasure House : How much can an ecosystem take before it collapses? -- Downstream Blues : Southeast Asia : what is at stake for food security? -- Himalayan Water Wars : Why can't they just leave the rivers alone? -- Running Wild in Bhutan : Does Bhutan hold the key to a brighter future?
Summary "Tibetans have experienced waves of genocide since the 1950s. Now they are facing ecocide. The Himalayan snowcaps are in meltdown mode, due to climate change--accelerated by a rain of black soot from massive burning of coal and other fuels in both China and India. The mighty rivers of Tibet are being dammed by Chinese engineering consortiums to feed the mainland's thirst for power, and the land is being relentlessly mined in search of minerals to feed China's industrial complex. On the drawing board are plans for a massive engineering project to divert water from Eastern Tibet to water-starved Northern China. Ruthless Chinese repression leaves Tibetans powerless to stop the reckless destruction of their sacred land, but they are not the only victims of this campaign: the nations downstream from Tibet rely heavily on rivers sourced in Tibet for water supply, and for rich silt used in agriculture. This ecocide has been happening with little scrutiny until now. In Meltdown in Tibet, Michael Buckley turns the spotlight on the darkest side of China's emergence as a global super power"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Environmental degradation -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Environmental conditions.
Environmental policy -- China.
Natural resources -- Government policy -- China.
Water-supply -- Government policy -- China.
Water-supply -- Asia.
ISBN 1137279540 (hardback) :
9781137279545 (hardback) :

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