19 Apr '12, 3pm

350 Tajikistan shows how to #ConnectTheDots between climate change, glacier melt and water shortages: #350ppm

350 Tajikistan shows how to #ConnectTheDots between climate change, glacier melt and water shortages: #350ppm

This is my first post as the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia coordinator for 350.org. I am exciting to be diving in with news from our friends in Tajikistan : Melting glaciers is a stark example of the realities of climate change already unfolding around the planet—and the Youth Ecology Center in Tajikistan is helping raise the alarm about the situation in Central Asia. The great paradox for folks in Tajikistan is that they did not have anything to do with the accelerated melting. Yet as glaciers there dwindle Tajikistan and even the whole Central Asian region will face increased drinking water and irrigation shortages, currently dependent on glacial sources. And that future brings with it the threat of serious political and economic consequences right up to military conflicts and ecology migration. The Youth Ecology Center is leading the charge to highlight the ...

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