Protect vulnerable Tibet
Climate-change negotiators need to discuss how to save our 'third Pole'.
Appeared in print on 09.12.2009
In a recent opinion piece, Björn Conrad rightly gave China great credit for its pursuit of a low-carbon revolution (“The world’s rising green power?”, 26 November-2 December). There was, though, an important omission in his article – Tibet, an area frequently referred to as the earth’s ‘third Pole’ because it contains the biggest ice fields outside the Arctic and Antarctic.