Tibet is Melting

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Glacier melt on the Tibetan Plateau is causing lake water to rise and flood farmlands.

     We’ve heard the many warnings of global warming and its effect over the years and here’s another one to add to the con list.  Melting glaciers in the Tibetan Plateau, the largest plateau in the world, is causing lake water to rise and is flooding farmlands.  It’s thousands of glaciers cover over 15,000 square miles and researchers say 80% of the glaciers lost 16 gigatons of mass per year.  And this water isn’t just running into the Asian rivers, it’s causing lakes to burst their banks.  They likened it to the rise in sea level and it is posing a problem for local farmers in their pastures.