The Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon  in China’s western Tibet Autonomous Region. China is planning a megadam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges, causing fears among environmentalists and in neighbouring India. Photo: AFP The Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon  in China’s western Tibet Autonomous Region. China is planning a megadam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges, causing fears among environmentalists and in neighbouring India. Photo: AFP
The Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon in China’s western Tibet Autonomous Region. China is planning a megadam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges, causing fears among environmentalists and in neighbouring India. Photo: AFP
Tibet

Melting glaciers threaten China’s plan to build world’s biggest hydroelectric dam in Tibet

  • A landslide in 2018 has created an icy problem in the Yarlung Tsangpo, the proposed site of a hydropower plant
  • Climate change may make the roof of the world more liveable but with the warmth comes the risk of more natural disasters

Topic |   Tibet
The Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon  in China’s western Tibet Autonomous Region. China is planning a megadam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges, causing fears among environmentalists and in neighbouring India. Photo: AFP The Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon  in China’s western Tibet Autonomous Region. China is planning a megadam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges, causing fears among environmentalists and in neighbouring India. Photo: AFP
The Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon in China’s western Tibet Autonomous Region. China is planning a megadam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges, causing fears among environmentalists and in neighbouring India. Photo: AFP
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