ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
VOLUME : 2, ISSUE : 2, April-June, 2014 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
 
CLIMATE CHANGE AND LOOMING CRISIS OVER TIBETAN PLATEAU
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta
 
ABSTRACT
Tibetan Plateau is known for its rich ecological and biological diversity. The diverse ecosystems in Tibet Plateau are home to many rare species of plants and animals. Environmental degradation of Tibet will seriously impact the livelihoods of local communities. China’s rapid urbanization will continue to influence the ecology and environment in Tibet. Ecologically sensitive region like Tibetan Plateau will continue to face challenges emerging due to climate change, glacier melting, and infrastructure development. This paper summarizes the impact of coming infrastructural projects over Tibetan plateau.
 
KEYWORD
Biosphere, China, Ecosystem, Environment, Giant Panda, Infrastructure, Mineral Resources, Nature Reserve, Qinghai, Sichuan, Tibet, Tibetan Plateau, Xinjiang.
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