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China is now the biggest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions, surpassing even the United States.And China is feeling the negative impacts of global warming.
Scientists recently discovered that temperatures in the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau, know as ‘the roof of the earth’ are increasing.
Studies show that the temperature has increased by 0.2 degrees Celsius in the last 30 years, and while it doesn’t seem like much, the effects on the environment have been significant.
Glaciers are melting, grasslands are disappearing and as Elise Potaka found out one of China’s most revered lakes is shrinking.