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Dharamshala: - Canadian journalist and Tibet specialist Michael Buckley discussed his latest book, Meltdown in Tibet, at a launch event in McLeod Ganj on February 16.

Meltdown in Tibet documents China's little known but systematic demolition of Tibet's ecosystems, a subject which Buckley has been investigating for the past decade.

Buckley spoke to a large audience about the comprehensive damage that is occurring in Tibet, from the accelerated melting of Himalayan snowcaps through mass coal burning in China and India to Chinese engineering conglomerates who are building damns along many of Tibet's largest rivers. Tibet's land, too, is being mined by Chinese companies to feed industry.

The author stated: "My book poses a lot of questions. Currently, not many of them have clear answers, but being aware of the situation is important."