Dalai Lama Raises Concerns Over Tibet’s Glaciers

12 Apr 2011 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at an event in New Delhi on April 2 raised concerns over the loss of Tibet’s glaciers, often referred to as Earth’s “Third Pole” because of the large number of ice fields located there.  The glaciers, water lifelines for many of Asia’s large rivers including the Indus, Mekong and Ganges, are retreating faster than any others, he said, quoting Chinese experts.  However, he believes that China’s environmental practices in Tibet are adversely affecting the entire Southern Asia region, and he urged India to pressure China over climate change in Tibet...

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