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Climate Change’s Impact on Water Supply

Most people from our part of the world take our drinking water for granted.  We get used to the fact that any time we want a drink we can just turn on the faucet or open a bottle of Poland Spring and our thirst will be quenched.

For much of the world, however, it is not so simple.  Unfortunately, due to Global Warming many regions of the world are facing long droughts or an acceleration of the melting of glaciers on mountains (these glaciers provide water for many people as it melts).  When the glaciers melt too rapidly, the people depending on it for water get an uneven distribution of water throughout the year making it difficult to access clean water. 

This is currently happening in Africa at Lake Chad.  Below you will find some satellite images documenting the diminishing lake from above.  You may also click on the links for more information.

This is currently happening in Africa at Lake Chad and Mt. Kilimanjaro

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                    1972                                                          Today

              

                                       A Depleted Lake Chad

Mt. Kilimanjaro Before and After

Article about Mt. Kilimanjaro Threat

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