The Poetry of Science

Episode 164: Draining the Water Tower

August 22, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found that climate change will likely lead to irreversible declines in freshwater storage in the Tibetan Plateau by the middle of this century, impacting the supply of freshwater for nearly two billion people.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.          

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.  

Read ‘Water Table’ by Eliza Griswold here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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