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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 destruction of the region's environment
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.
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