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The Resource Meltdown in Tibet : China's reckless destruction of ecosystems from the highlands of Tibet to the deltas of Asia, Michael Buckley

Meltdown in Tibet : China's reckless destruction of ecosystems from the highlands of Tibet to the deltas of Asia, Michael Buckley

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Meltdown in Tibet : China's reckless destruction of ecosystems from the highlands of Tibet to the deltas of Asia
Title
Meltdown in Tibet
Title remainder
China's reckless destruction of ecosystems from the highlands of Tibet to the deltas of Asia
Statement of responsibility
Michael Buckley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 ecocide 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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1950-
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Buckley, Michael
Dewey number
363.700951/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Environmental degradation
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • Environmental policy
  • Natural resources
  • Water-supply
  • Water-supply
Label
Meltdown in Tibet : China's reckless destruction of ecosystems from the highlands of Tibet to the deltas of Asia, Michael Buckley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why Tibet matters -- Chopping Tibet in half : eco-snapshot : the first casualties -- Listening to glaciers. Rafting the Drigung : what on earth are China's engineers up to? ; Crisis at the Third Pole : what does a rain of black soot have to do with this? -- Ecocide in the Land of Snows. Valleys of the Dammed : what is the fate of the mighty rivers of Tibet? ; Stealing water : where is the thirsty dragon going to guzzle next? ; Vanishing nomads, vanishing grasslands : why are Tibet's grasslands being usurped by desert? ; Paper parks, theme parks : why is China snuffing out Tibetan nomad culture? ; Plundering the Treasure House : how much can an ecosystem take before it collapses? -- The politics of water. Downstream blues : Southeast Asia : what is at stake for food security? ; Himalayan water wars : why can't they just leave the rivers alone? ; Running wild in Bhutan : does Bhutan hold the key to a brighter future? -- Appendices. Water justice
Control code
ocn869770679
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781137279545
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014014138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)869770679
Label
Meltdown in Tibet : China's reckless destruction of ecosystems from the highlands of Tibet to the deltas of Asia, Michael Buckley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why Tibet matters -- Chopping Tibet in half : eco-snapshot : the first casualties -- Listening to glaciers. Rafting the Drigung : what on earth are China's engineers up to? ; Crisis at the Third Pole : what does a rain of black soot have to do with this? -- Ecocide in the Land of Snows. Valleys of the Dammed : what is the fate of the mighty rivers of Tibet? ; Stealing water : where is the thirsty dragon going to guzzle next? ; Vanishing nomads, vanishing grasslands : why are Tibet's grasslands being usurped by desert? ; Paper parks, theme parks : why is China snuffing out Tibetan nomad culture? ; Plundering the Treasure House : how much can an ecosystem take before it collapses? -- The politics of water. Downstream blues : Southeast Asia : what is at stake for food security? ; Himalayan water wars : why can't they just leave the rivers alone? ; Running wild in Bhutan : does Bhutan hold the key to a brighter future? -- Appendices. Water justice
Control code
ocn869770679
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781137279545
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014014138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)869770679

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