Climate Change Claims a Lake, and an Identity

After surviving decades of water diversion and cyclical El Niño droughts in the Andes, Lake Poopó basically disappeared in December.

“The lake was our mother and our father,” said Adrián Quispe, one of five brothers who were working as fishermen and raising families here in Llapallapani. “Without this lake, where do we go?”

Bolivia’s second-largest lake had long been vulnerable. ‪#‎ClimateChange‬ was the final blow.

The New York Times#‎sameworld‬ ‪#‎naturerights‬

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