Meltwater from a glacier flows in the Qilian mountains, in the Tibetan Plateau. Scientists have been studying the region’s glaciers, climate change and biodiversity changes. Photo: Reuters
Meltwater from a glacier flows in the Qilian mountains, in the Tibetan Plateau. Scientists have been studying the region’s glaciers, climate change and biodiversity changes. Photo: Reuters
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‘Asian water tower’ is facing a worsening supply imbalance, study finds

  • Caused by global warming and atmospheric circulation changes, it could lead to disputes between nations downstream of the Third Pole
  • The region – including the Tibetan Plateau and surrounding Hindu Kush Himalayan mountain ranges – delivers water to almost 2 billion people

Meltwater from a glacier flows in the Qilian mountains, in the Tibetan Plateau. Scientists have been studying the region’s glaciers, climate change and biodiversity changes. Photo: Reuters
Meltwater from a glacier flows in the Qilian mountains, in the Tibetan Plateau. Scientists have been studying the region’s glaciers, climate change and biodiversity changes. Photo: Reuters
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