Global Warming and Tibet

John Ackerly, president of the Washington, D.C.- based International Campaign for Tibet, spoke at Antioch University New England about the impacts of global warming on one of the planet’s most sensitive eco-systems, the Tibetan Plateau, on April 16. Ackerly explored the environmental and social justice impacts of global warming on Tibet, the effect it has on farmers and nomads, and the political repression that hinders Tibetans from addressing these crucial issues.

The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) works to promote human rights and democratic freedoms for the people of Tibet. Founded in 1988, ICT is a non-profit organization with offices in Washington, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Brussels and field offices in Dharamsala and Kathmandu.

Ackerly has written many reports on Tibet, including; Nuclear Tibet: Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Waste on the Tibetan Plateau; A Season to Purge: Religious Repression in Tibet, and Jampa: The Story of Racism in Tibet.

This event was co-sponsored by Antioch New England’s Sustainability and Social Justice Committee and the Monadnock Friends of Tibet.

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