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Permafrost Melt Effects in China 

Permafrost Melt Effects in China 

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GP01X0L 
07/15/2009 
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 July, 2009 
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Permafrost Melt Damage in China
17 July, 2009 
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Family in China
16 July, 2009 
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Local Man and Greenpeace Campaigner in China
16 July, 2009 
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Herder in China
16 July, 2009 
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Herders' Child in China
16 July, 2009 
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Permafrost Melt at Yangtze River Source in China
15 July, 2009 
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Muddy Road in China
27 July, 2009 
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Destroyed Grassland in China
27 July, 2009 
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A Nun in Geri Temple in China
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Climate Change Victim in China
24 July, 2009 
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Permafrost Melt Victim in China
23 July, 2009 
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Local Man in China
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Destroyed Grassland in China
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Permafrost Melt at Yellow River Source in China
23 July, 2009 
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Climate Change Immigrants in China
22 July, 2009 
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Restrictions Apply 
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Permafrost Melt Damage in China
21 July, 2009 
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Permafrost Melt Damage in China
21 July, 2009 
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