Emily T. Yeh is Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research concerns development and nature–society relations, mostly in Tibetan parts of the People’s Republic of China, including the political ecology of pastoralism, the politics of nature conservation, vulnerability to climate change, and environmental subjectivities. She is the author of Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development (Cornell University Press, 2013).
In the summer of 2022, China’s Yangtze River Basin suffered a record-breaking drought and heatwave caused by anthropogenic climate change, which damaged crops, caused electricity shortages and industrial shutdowns, and led to scarcity in drinking water supplies. Of course, water paucity is not new to China, given that the country has 18.5 per cent of […]