Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Norway Contributes to China to Fight Global Warming

The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in western China is the world's second largest fresh-water glacier. Feeding rivers in China, India, and other neighboring countries, it helps provide almost a billion people with water each day. Unfortunately, global warming and growing pollution in China has made it the fastest melting glacier in the world.

Recognizing that one of their main sources of water needed for humans and farming is being endangered, the Chinese government is beginning to take action. Working together, UNDP, Norway, and the Chinese National Coordination Committee on Climate Change (NCCC) are building better infrastructure to utilize the up-stream water supplies. This project will ease the stress of water scarcity and better prepare the country to use less water in an age where resources are becoming more scarce.

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