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Global warming affecting Tibetan plateau: Dalai Lama

January 18, 2010

January 13th, 2010

Bhubaneswar, Jan 13 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Wednesday
said global warming is a major problem that the world is facing today and
the Tibetan plateau is already facing its impact.
Speaking in Chandragiri in Gajapati district of Orissa, he said. "Global
warming is a major problem the world is facing today. It is certainly a
major problem, we can't overlook it."

He said the Tibetan plateau is already facing the impact of global warming
and it will have other repercussions as several rivers originate in the
Tibetan region.

"The problem is much more serious than it is perceived to be. The glaciers
are melting at a faster rate in the Himalayan region and deep inside Tibet.
So it is very essential that we address it fast," he added.

He also thanked the Indian government and the state government for taking
care of the Tibetan people.
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