Saturday, 29 July 2017

Climate Change Claims Bolivia's Second-Largest Lake

Source: "Climate Change Claims a Lake, and an Identity", The New York Times, 7th July 2017, by Nicholas Casey

Nicholas Casey reported, "LLAPALLAPANI, Bolivia — The water receded and the fish died. They surfaced by the tens of thousands, belly-up, and the stench drifted in the air for weeks. The birds that had fed on the fish had little choice but to abandon Lake PoopĆ³, once Bolivia’s second-largest but now just a dry, salty expanse. Many of the Uru-Murato people, who had lived off its waters for generations, left as well, joining a new global march of refugees fleeing not war or persecution, but climate change. (...)"

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