"#Regram #RG @everydayclimatechange: photo by John Novis @johnnovis for @everydayclimatechange Nomadic Shepherdess - Madoi County, Tibet Platueau, Qinghai, China. Extreme changes in environmental conditions since the 1980’s is forcing nomadic families from their traditional way of life due to climate change and overgrazing increasing grassland degradation, depriving them of their livelihood. Under massive Chinese state engineering policies, many Tibetan nomads from the Yellow River source areas have already been removed from their land to urban areas where they live in concrete compounds facing increasing difficulties, lacking skills or language ability. Fluctuations in the amount of water at the Yellow River source are closely connected to climate change. Any abnormal climatic changes impact the amount of rain brought here. This has a direct effect on the grassland. If rainfall is high one year, grassland vegetation will grow well, but too little rainfall will cause a decline, directly affecting animals that rely on the grasslands. In the last 30 years, the region has lost 17% of its glaciers and the rate of melting ice is now 10 times faster than it has been for the previous 300 years. Environmental study in the region identifies further problems linked to climate change including: dried lakes, advancing deserts, subsidence from melted permafrost, soil erosion and threatened species such as the Tibetan Lynx and the Snow Leopard. #shepherdess #sheep #sheepdog #horse #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #everydayclimatechange #globalwarming #yellowriver #tibetplateau #qinghai #desertification #china @greenpeace"