The Highest Plateau in the World
The Tibetan Plateau is one of the richest places in terms of biodiversity and ecological impact. It is because of the stated reasons;
- Most streams and rivers in the surrounding areas, including the three longest rivers in Asia, the Yellow, Yangtze, and Mekong, have their drainage basins on the Tibetan Plateau.
- The Himalayas, the tallest mountain range in the world, are located on the Tibetan Plateau. Because they contain the most ice and glaciers outside of the northern and southern poles, the Himalayas are occasionally referred to as the "Third Pole." For billions of people, alpine springs and glacier melt serve as water towers. Rivers leaving China and traveling across continental Asia are nourished by fluids coming from the plateau. According to researchers, the Himalayas have an impact on meteorological patterns, which aid in the forecasting of rainfall and flood cycles.
- The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna, Mekong, and Indus basins, which are the largest in terms of area and people served, are the most important transboundary river basins created by the Himalayan rivers.
- Science continues to be interested in how the Tibetan Plateau is being affected by climate change.