Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Local-Man-and-Greenpeace-Campaigner-in-China-27MZIFL27FZU.htmlConceptually similarMuddy Road in ChinaGP01X0WCompleted★★★★Local People Using Water, Everest ExpeditionGP0QW9Completed★★★★Local Man in ChinaGP01X0RCompleted★★★★Local People Using Water, Everest ExpeditionGP0PCXCompleted★★★★Panoramic of Mount EverestGP0SUHCompleted★★★★Panoramic of Mount EverestGP0JZYCompleted★★★★Panoramic of Mount EverestGP013KJCompleted★★★★Panoramic of Mount EverestGP013KKCompleted★★★★Panoramic of Mount EverestGP0NWTCompleted★★★★View AllGP01X10Local Man and Greenpeace Campaigner in ChinaAt the south side of Mt. Geladandong’s main peak, a Greenpeace campaigner and a local man hold a banner reading “Save the climate, protect our water.” Greenpeace carries out its fourth expedition in five years to investigate the rapid climate change impacts - glacier retreats and permafrost melt - in the Himalayas and the Qinghai-Tibet region.Locations:Asia-China-QinghaiDate:16 Jul, 2009Credit:© Greenpeace / Du JiangMaximum size:2500px X 1664pxKeywords:Banners-Campaigners-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change-Climate change impacts-Day-Glacier melt-Ice-KWCI (GPI)-Men-Outdoors-Permafrost melt-Two people-WomenShoot:Permafrost Melt Effects in ChinaThis 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.