Monthly Archives: May 2016

DROPPING TIBET, FIGHTING  GRAVITY

DIVERTING TIBETAN WATERS INTO THE CANAL TO THE DEEP NORTH #1 in a series of 8 blog posts on Tibetan rivers   China can and does import every natural resource it needs, with one exception. China can afford to source … Continue reading

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DEFYING GRAVITY

  SACRIFICING TIBETAN RIVERS FOR CHINESE COAL #2 in a series of 8 blog posts on China’s latest plans for Tibetan rivers   BIG COAL’S BIG THIRST All stages of coal production require water. At the coal face, if workers … Continue reading

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DEFYING ECONOMICS

WATER DIVERSION ON  A MASSIVE SCALE, FROM TIBET TO LOWER CHINA   #3 in a series of 8 blog posts on China’s latest plans for Tibetan rivers   China has long planned to channel billions of cubic metres of water … Continue reading

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ELECTRIFYING TIBET

BIG RESERVOIRS AND BIG DAMS #4 in a series of 8 blogs on China’s latest plans for Tibetan rivers The big new reservoirs for diverting Tibetan waters northward to the exhausted Yellow River are far from the only Chinese interventions … Continue reading

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TIBET’S FORGOTTEN INTERNATIONAL TRANSBOUNDARY RIVER

HOW TIBETANS AND BEIJING INTELLECTUALS TEAMED TO PROTECT A WILD RIVER   #5 in a series of 8 blogs on China’s latest plans for Tibetan rivers   The Gyalmo Ngulchu/Nu is the one wild mountain river of hinterland China where … Continue reading

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OVERPOWERING TIBET

ELECTRIFYING THE WORLD FACTORY FROM TIBET #6 in a series of 8 blogposts on China’s latest plans for Tibetan rivers While big reservoirs to capture and divert waters of Tibet to northern China are new, official plans to dam Tibetan … Continue reading

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INTO THE LAND OF THE PARADOXICAL PARALLELS

IS UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE PROTECTING THE GYALMO NGUL CHU/NU/SALWEEN FROM DAMMING? #7 in a series of 8 blogs on China’s latest plans for Tibetan rivers   After the Gyalmo Ngulchu/Nu/Salween escapes the massive  Songta dam and leaves Tibet Autonomous Region, … Continue reading

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NOT ONLY, BUT ALSO….

YET MORE WATER DIVERSION PLANS TO CAPTURE TIBETAN RIVERS #8 in a series of blogs on China’s latest plans for Tibetan rivers This series of blogs began with China’s announcement, in its list of top priorities for the 13th Five-Year … Continue reading

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