Sunday, February 25, 2018

World’s largest lakes drying up

Here’s a bitter irony: Sea levels are rising but freshwater lakes are disappearing.

We try to avoid doom&gloom in this blog, but this is a startling article from National Geographic cataloging diminishing surface water supplies. Climate change, diversions and over-population are decimating many of the world’s largest lakes, with most of the damage coming in the last 30 years. Where will the migrating birds stop? What will people eat when there are no more fish and no water for agriculture? The Panama Canal has had to limit the draft of ships. We need to take this seriously.

Almost two and a half billion people live in areas where human demand for water exceeds the supply.

 Some of the World's Biggest Lakes Are Drying Up. Here's Why. - National Geographic

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