Climate change a growing threat in Tibet, says official

November 21st, 2007 - 10:39 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Nov.21 (ANI): Climate change is causing more weather-related disasters in Tibet than ever before, the Chinese media has reported.
“Natural disasters, like droughts, landslides, snowstorms and fires are more frequent and calamitous now,” local news agency quoted the director of the Tibet Regional Meteorological Bureau, as saying.
The temperature in Tibet has been rising by 0.3 degrees Celsius (0.54 degrees Fahrenheit) every decade, about 10 times faster than the national average, with visible consequences, a bureau study found.
“Problems like receding snow lines, shrinking glaciers, drying grasslands and desert expansion are increasingly threatening the natural eco-system in the region,” the official said. (ANI)

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