I found this wonderful and fascinating. Here is a taste.
The Tibetan plateau covers a quarter of China – an area the size of Western Europe. This vast, windswept wilderness is one of the world’s most remote places, defined by the glacier-strewn Himalayas. It’s also home to some incredible wildlife such as the rare chiru, brown bears, wild yaks and the highest-living predators on Earth. There are more large creatures here than anywhere else in China.
Defined by over a thousand years of Buddhism, Tibet has a unique culture that has nurtured remarkable beliefs. The programme discovers why this landscape and ancient culture is the life support system for much of the planet.
The place of the Tibetan plateau in the generation of the world’s weather, and the fact it is the source of the major rivers of Pakistan, India, Burma, Bangladesh, South-East Asia, and China, means it is well worth our knowing much more about — even apart from whatever political concerns we might have.