Tibet’s Unique Geography and its Importance for the Region

Tibet was recently shaken by tremors on 2nd August at about 2 am in the early morning. Fortunately no casualties were reported and no one was hurt. Earlier this month, Scientists had warned that the mantle – the thick layer under the Earth’s surface – had cracked beneath Tibet. The Indian plate is sub-ducting underneath the Eurasian Plate and this has greatly influenced the local Geography. The majestic Himalayas are a result of this geological activity.

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Tibet’s Climate Change A Global challenge: Dr. Sangay

Climate Change in Tibet has become a topic for debate in recent times. His Holiness the Dalai Lama and most recently Dr. Lobsang Sangay, the President of Central Tibetan Administration have expressed their concerns about Tibet’s climate change. Speaking to a gathering at University of Otago, New Zealand, the Tibetan PM said that it is one of the biggest challenges before Tibet. However, to dismiss it as a regional challenge will be akin to just looking at the tip of the iceberg.

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India Has Every Right To Be Concerned About Tibet: Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has voiced his concerns over changes in Tibetan Ecology. Speaking at an event at his residence in Dharmashala he said that he is very concerned about the climate change particularly in Himalayan region and Tibet. He also said that India has every right to be concerned about Tibet and its ecology.

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