The Qinghai-Tibet plateau in China is at an altitude of more than 5,000 metres. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the plateau region faces rising flood hazards and more frequent extreme heat and rain. Photo: Shutterstock The Qinghai-Tibet plateau in China is at an altitude of more than 5,000 metres. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the plateau region faces rising flood hazards and more frequent extreme heat and rain. Photo: Shutterstock
The Qinghai-Tibet plateau in China is at an altitude of more than 5,000 metres. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the plateau region faces rising flood hazards and more frequent extreme heat and rain. Photo: Shutterstock

China warns rapid climate change may be warming Tibet but extreme weather and disasters to follow

  • Government researchers find warmer and wetter weather have expanded lakes and rivers and improved the habitats of gazelles, antelopes and donkeys
  • But the number of disasters – including mudslides, avalanches and the breaking up of glaciers – has increased over the past four decades

Topic |   Climate change
The Qinghai-Tibet plateau in China is at an altitude of more than 5,000 metres. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the plateau region faces rising flood hazards and more frequent extreme heat and rain. Photo: Shutterstock The Qinghai-Tibet plateau in China is at an altitude of more than 5,000 metres. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the plateau region faces rising flood hazards and more frequent extreme heat and rain. Photo: Shutterstock
The Qinghai-Tibet plateau in China is at an altitude of more than 5,000 metres. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the plateau region faces rising flood hazards and more frequent extreme heat and rain. Photo: Shutterstock
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