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Shoot: Permafrost Melt Effects in China

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This documentation shows the impacts of global warming - glacier retreat and melting permafrost - on the land and local community at the Yangtze and Yellow rivers sources. The glacial lakes feeding into this river have been subject to outburst floods (GLOF) affecting the immediate landscape and covering it in black glacial deposits and destroying grassland so it can no longer be farmed on. As lakes burst, melt and recede, local people lose their main water source. Latest research (2009) indicates that in the Chinese Himalayas region, there are currently 143 glacial lakes and 44 of them are at ‘very high risk’ of bursting. Infrastructure has been impacted by warming permafrost, cracks are appearing in houses and some are starting to sink and become unstable. A number of affected people have had to resort to temporary accommodation supplied by social welfare as they lack funds to repair the buildings.
Herders in China
20 Jul, 2009
Herders in China
Permafrost Melt Damage in China
17 Jul, 2009
Permafrost Melt Damage in China
Family in China
16 Jul, 2009
Family in China
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Local Man and Greenpeace Campaigner in China
16 Jul, 2009
Local Man and Greenpeace Campaigner in China
Herder in China
16 Jul, 2009
Herder in China
Herders' Child in China
16 Jul, 2009
Herders' Child in China
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Permafrost Melt at Yangtze River Source in China
15 Jul, 2009
Permafrost Melt at Yangtze River Source in China
Muddy Road in China
27 Jul, 2009
Muddy Road in China
Destroyed Grassland in China
27 Jul, 2009
Destroyed Grassland in China
A Nun in Geri Temple in China
A Nun in Geri Temple in China
Climate Change Victim in China
24 Jul, 2009
Climate Change Victim in China
Permafrost Melt Victim in China
23 Jul, 2009
Permafrost Melt Victim in China
Local Man in China
Local Man in China
Destroyed Grassland in China
Destroyed Grassland in China
Permafrost Melt at Yellow River Source in China
23 Jul, 2009
Permafrost Melt at Yellow River Source in China
Climate Change Immigrants in China
22 Jul, 2009
Climate Change Immigrants in China
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Permafrost Melt Damage in China
21 Jul, 2009
Permafrost Melt Damage in China
Permafrost Melt Damage in China
21 Jul, 2009
Permafrost Melt Damage in China
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