In September 2019, millions of people around the world will take part in climate crisis strikes; walking out of workplaces and homes to join in solidarity with young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Tibetans and Tibet supporters are joining this urgent action in solidarity with other concerned citizens and impacted frontline communities.

We join the demand: from the Himalayas to the Pacific Islands, we are in this together. The earth is on fire. Tibet is melting. Please join the Global Climate Strike and take to the streets near you –

The Earth is on Fire: Tibet is Melting

Tibet is one of the front lines of the global climate crisis: it’s warming three times faster than the rest of the earth.

Known as the Earth’s Third Pole, Tibet holds the largest store of fresh water outside the Arctics, providing water for one fifth of the global population. Like the Arctic, Tibet is experiencing profound climate change impacts. China’s hydro-damming and mineral extraction in Tibet, combined with climate change, threaten to destroy Tibet’s unique ecosystems.

In the climate crisis eight billion tonnes of ice in Tibet are being lost every year as Tibet IS IN MELTDOWN. Only drastic action will stop at least two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers being lost.

Hi Holiness the Dalai Lama at his hom ein Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India. © Ian Cumming /

“The impact of climate change in Tibet is harsh. As the world focuses on climate action at United Nations’ COP21 meetings, Tibet should be central to any progress made. The Tibetan Plateau needs protecting, not just for Tibetans, but for the environmental health and sustainability of the entire world. As stewards of their own land, Tibetans’ expertise should be part of tackling climate change.”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Tibet 3rd Pole


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