Rising temperatures drying up history, one lake at a time

July 20, 2016
By Daksha Rangan
The Weather Network

For urban dwellers and suburbanites, the changing pace of global weather patterns might only be cause for concern when minor anomalies take place – a snowless winter, dry spring, or cooler summer, for example.

But for rural residents – namely, some of the world’s indigenous communities – earth’s rising temperatures have a stark impact. This is the case for locals in the Andes of Bolivia, who once thrived off the country’s second-largest lake.