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

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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