Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Water crisis to get worse as glaciers melt

If you weren't convinced that the disappearance of a freshwater lake in southern Chile is seriously bad news, then check out this report from ABC's Foreign Correspondent on the ABC site:
The glaciers in the Andes mountains of Bolivia provide about half the drinking water for two million people down the mountain. But the glaciers are now melting at an unprecedented rate and will be completely gone within 20 years.
That's freshwater for two million people.

Meanwhile, tackling the religious side of melting ice, Barista has a nice piece on the disappearance of the frozen lingam in Kashmir.

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