Today at China Digital Times, read about how development on the Tibetan Plateau is changing the environment there and downriver in India, China, and beyond. Conservation scientist Ed Grumbine says it “could be that the Himalayas become the most dammed region in the world” in the next 20 years. In his forthcoming Spoiling Tibet: China and Resource Nationalism on the Roof of the World, Gabriel Lafitte warns against exploiting and urbanizing the land.
(photo: Yangpachen Valley, Tibet by McKay Savage http://flic.kr/p/ehn33)
Photo: Market outside Labrang Monastery, Gansu, by Anders Lanzen https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2013/07/photo-market-outside-labrang-monastery-gansu-by-anders-lanzen/