Rising regional temperatures in the Andes and the warming of waters in the Pacific Ocean, off Latin America’s west coast, are driving the mountains’ glacial melt to alarming new speeds. Long-term water supplies to many millions of people are under threat. Capital cities like Lima in Peru and La Paz in Bolivia, largely dependent on water from glacier melt flows, face an uncertain future. The prospects for agriculture – a mainstay of the economies of countries in the region – will be imperilled as land dries up.
Climate News Network 16th Dec 2019 read more »