The Tibetan plateau
There is a global climate crisis, and Tibet is on one of the front lines. Including the narrative of Tibet’s ecological condition in the global climate, the discussion is essential.
The Tibetan plateau needs to be protected, not just for the Tibetan people, Tibet’s wildlife, and ecosystems, but for the water security of 1.5 billion people downstream.
CHINA'S GOVERNMENT WILL FORCE MORE THAN 100,000 TIBETANS OUT OF THEIR HOMES.
The Chinese government is planning to forcibly relocate more than one hundred thousand Tibetans from their homes on the Tibetan Plateau in the coming years. According to Chinese-state propaganda, the process will start with 17,555 Tibetans being removed from their homes in Nagqu City, an area of more than 1,000 towns and villages in the northeastern part of Tibet in the next month.
Farmers and nomads have made a sustainable way of life high on the Tibetan plateau for many centuries, and those being relocated are often not given an opportunity to stay or even given full information about what will happen to them as they are forced into a completely alien way of life.
The Chinese government also says that the relocations are taking place to protect the environment, despite there being little scientific evidence that the relocations will have any positive environmental impact.
Pollution in Tibet
Mining kills Tibetan glaciers and poisons Tibet’s rivers, polluting the waters of Tibet's major rivers, which become the water supplies for hundreds of millions of people in India and Southeast Asia downstream.
Tibetan villagers, and monastics in Qinghai being forced to relocate for a hydropower project
Tibetans in a village and a monastery in Tsolho, Qinghai Province are being forced from their homes by the Chinese authorities for the purpose of building a hydropower station there.
It was also not clear how many people are affected by the move and how large the project is. However, the monastery, known as Atsok Gon Dechen Choekhor Ling Monastery, is said to be home to 157 monks authorized by the Chinese government.