[LINK] O/t: Asia's water-tower is in trouble .. toxic mud

Stephen Loosley stephenloosley at outlook.com
Tue Nov 29 00:56:43 AEDT 2022

Kim, you may be right about China building dams for water?

Toxic silt would be a perfect excuse for building them, for sure.

But regarding the SCMP, they say at:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_China_Morning_Post#Alibaba_ownership

“In 2016, following the Alibaba acquisition, the SCMP removed its paywall, but in July 2020, SCMP announced that it would return to a subscription model. In March 2021, it was reported that the Chinese government is pressuring Alibaba to sell SCMP, due to concerns over the company's influence over public opinion in Hong Kong. Critics say this is designed to move the paper under the ownership of Chinese state-owned firm, placing it under the influence of the Chinese Communist Party.  (However), the Alibaba SCMP news site remains blocked in mainland China as of 2018.”

So, until we get confirmation of this water problem, and even then, what is the truth?

Kim writes,
> South China Morning Post.  Owned and controlled by China.  Next they'll be saying
> that the only solution is to put huge dams in to stop all that "toxic" silt, and the water
> of course, the water that most South East Asian countries depend on.
>> Asia’s ‘water tower’ is in trouble, and Chinese scientists are sounding the alarm
>> Accelerated glacier melt on the Tibetan Plateau is threatening water quality for 2 billion people, Chinese researchers say
>> Scientists call for urgent joint research to determine impact on water quality from warmer temperatures
>> https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3199350/asias-water-tower-trouble-and-chinese-scientists-are-sounding-alarm

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