Peru, Photo Essays

Climate Change Poses Challenge For Peru

September 6, 2011 By Emily Kirkland

In Peru, climate change is already a troubling daily reality. Peru’s arid coast depends largely on glacial run-off for its water supply, especially during the long dry season. In the past 30 years, the country has lost 22 percent of its glacier area, according to a recent study by the World Bank. Unless new ways to manage and store water can be found, Peruvians will face severe problems in the coming decades.

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Shirley Kirkland says:

An informative, interesting series of articles … with wonderful photos!

[…] In the past 30 years, Peru has lost 22 percent of its glacier area. Unless new ways to manage and store water can be found, Peruvians will face severe problems in the coming decades. Emily Kirkland shot these photos to document how Peruvians are adapting to climate change. […]

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