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Global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above their preindustrial levels within the next 15 years, according to a new scientific study, crossing the first threshold under the Paris climate agreement and placing the world at a potentially dangerous level of climate change.

DIIR Kalon Dicki Choyyang, the Chief Guest on the second day of the 5th All India Tibet Support Groups Conference, felicitating Dr. N.K Trikha, National Convener, Core Group for Tibetan Cause, in Guwahati, 03 November 2015. Photo: DIIR

Guwahati, Assam — "Make Tibet a key issue in any global climate change conference," a senior Tibetan official said Tuesday,  during a two-day All-India Tibet Support Group Meeting for the peaceful solution of the issue of Tibet.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Photo: File

Dharamshala — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, sent a message to the COP21 international climate conference, to be held in Paris, from 30 November to 11 December underlining that "our world is our only home, environment is the responsibility of the entire humanity."

Chinese scientists found that reduced snow cover on the Tibetan Plateau triggers high pressure over southern Europe and northeast Asia, reducing cloud formation and pushing up temperatures. Image: Shutterstock

Worsening heatwaves in Europe and north-east Asia are linked to thinner snowcover on the Tibetan Plateau, highlighting its key role in global weather systems, a study by Chinese scientists finds.

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