Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Yellow-River-Documentation-Tour-in-China-27MZIFTMPUC.htmlConceptually similarYellow River Documentation Tour in ChinaGP0BRICompleted★★★★Yellow River Documentation Tour in ChinaGP01ELKCompleted★★★★Yellow River Documentation Tour in ChinaGP0130UCompleted★★★★Yellow River Documentation Tour in ChinaGP01E28Completed★★★★Yellow River Documentation Tour in ChinaGP08IZCompleted★★★★★★Yellow River Documentation Tour in ChinaGP0124ACompleted★★★★★★Yellow River Documentation Tour in ChinaGP01FJOCompleted★★★★Yellow River Documentation Tour in ChinaGP01E29Completed★★★★Yellow River Documentation Tour in ChinaGP0SLCompleted★★★★View AllGP0SBXYellow River Documentation Tour in China38 km from Xiadawu township, Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China.Glacier collapse on the western side of the Anemaqing mountain. Section of the Glof showing ice wall collapse. In April 2004, a huge snow avalanche took place about 38 km from Xiadawu township on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. A combination of rising temperatures brought on by climate change and the geological challenge of steep slope gravity has resulted in the glacial tongue of Anemaqing collapsing with such force that it brought down heavy snow and dark moraine making up a large part of the mountain body. The collapse has spread vast quantities of glacial ice and black moraine over 5 km2 of vale and valleys, with worrying consequences. The moraine has created a dam by blocking the valley river and the quickly melting ice has resulted in, within 14 months, a large glacial lake (Glof) which threatens soon to overflow, which could cause the flooding of pasture land and may be of danger to the Xiadawu township of 100 households in valley below.Locations:Asia-China-East Asia-QinghaiDate:15 Jun, 2005Credit:© Greenpeace / John NovisMaximum size:5000px X 3344pxKeywords:Aerial view-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Desertification-Glacier melt-Glaciers-Global warming-KWCI (GPI)-OutdoorsShoot:Yellow River Documentation Tour in ChinaFrom 1966 to 2000, glaciers in the Yellow River Source region retreated by 17% in area, causing the loss of 2.39 billion m3 of water from source of the river. Greenpeace is calling for due attention and action to deal with disasters that climate change brings about and reminds all that reducing CO2 emission to stop climate change must be done now.