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Most of Asia's major rivers find their source on the Tibetan plateau. However as the global temperature rises, Tibet’s glaciers are melting and grassland permafrost is thawing at an alarming rate.

Featuring keynote speaker IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri, distinguished glaciologists Lonnie Thompson and Yao Tandong, as well as mountaineer and filmmaker David Breashears, this symposium will look at the effects of these changes on the millions living downstream in China and Southeast Asia who are dependent on the waters of such rivers as the Yangtse, the Yellow River, the Mekong, the Salween, the Irrawaddy, the Indus and the Brahmaputra for their water supply.

Cost: Free admission; advance registration required. Call the Asia Society Box Office at 212-517-ASIA or visit https://tickets.asiasociety.org to register.

亚洲大多数河流发源于青藏高原。但是随着全球气温升高,青藏 高原的冰川和永久冻土层正在以惊人的速度融化。

入场免费,需要提前注册。致电Asia Society售票处212-517-ASIA 或访问网站 https://tickets.asiasociety.org 注册

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Added by chinadialogue on January 5, 2009

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