Lake Poopo – Chile

The lakes of the world are disappearing – in pictures

Lake Poopó was officially declared evaporated in December, forcing many people to leave the area.

Aral Sea - salty wasteland, abandoned fishing boats, and ruined the local economy.

The lakes of the world are disappearing – in pictures

The Aral Sea, once the world's fourth-largest lake, is one of the planet's most shocking environmental disasters, according to the UN Secretary General

Lake Chad - Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon

The lakes of the world are disappearing – in pictures

Climate change and human activity are threatening the existence of some of the world’s largest lakes. These photographs document dramatic changes to the landscape in Bolivia, the Middle East, China and west Africa

Hulun Lake - Mongolian Plateau

The lakes of the world are disappearing – in pictures

Climate change and human activity are threatening the existence of some of the world’s largest lakes. These photographs document dramatic changes to the landscape in Bolivia, the Middle East, China and west Africa

Poyang Lake - China

The lakes of the world are disappearing – in pictures

Climate change and human activity are threatening the existence of some of the world’s largest lakes. These photographs document dramatic changes to the landscape in Bolivia, the Middle East, China and west Africa

Likouala-aux-Herbes river near in Congo-Brazzaville.

We are destroying rainforests so quickly they may be gone in 100 years

We are destroying rainforests so quickly they may be gone in 100 years Stopping climate change will remain an elusive goal unless poor nations are helped to preserve them

Lake Poopo – Chile

The lakes of the world are disappearing – in pictures

Drought around the world 2016 - UNTAVI, BOLIVIA An abandoned boat lies on the dried-up lake bed of Lake Poopó on Jan. Bolivia’s second-largest lake was officially declared evaporated earlier this year, causing hundreds of people to lose their livelihood.

A logging mill in the Amazon Basin, Peru.

We are destroying rainforests so quickly they may be gone in 100 years

At current rates of deforestation, rainforests will vanish altogether in a century. Stopping climate change will remain an elusive goal unless poor nations are helped to preserve them

Cattle graze on the dried up bed of Poyang Lake in November 2016.

The lakes of the world are disappearing – in pictures

Dead Sea – Jordan, Israel, Palestine

The lakes of the world are disappearing – in pictures

Climate change and human activity are threatening the existence of some of the world’s largest lakes. These photographs document dramatic changes to the landscape in Bolivia, the Middle East, China and west Africa


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