Greenpeace global warming claim lost without Yellow River map

A correspondent has pointed to this gem of a mistake by Greenpeace who have claimed since 2005 !! – that

China’s mighty Yellow River originates on the Tibetan Plateau but is under threat from global warming.

This simple map and accounts below shows there are sizeable catchments between the Yellow River headwaters and the Tibetan Plateau.


I suppose the attraction of the buzzword “Tibetan” dulled any urge the Greenpeace apparatchiks might have had to get their facts correct.

More maps – and I am sure readers can find more online.

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3 thoughts on “Greenpeace global warming claim lost without Yellow River map”

  1. I wonder how long it will take Green Peace to correct this error. It’s already been more than a day. Of course why let the facts get in the way of a good story?

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