Disappearing water in a warming climate: a story in four visuals

Valerio Rojas and his wife Cristina Mamani walk in Lake Popoo, Bolivia's second largest lake, which has dried up due to water diversion for regional irrigation needs and a warmer, drier climate, according to local residents and scientists, in Lake Poopo, Bolivia July 24, 2021. Picture taken July 24, 2021. REUTERS/Claudia Morales - RC2ZQO944SJS

Valerio Rojas and his wife Cristina Mamani walk in Bolivia's Lake Poopó, which has dried up, July 24, 2021. Image: REUTERS/Claudia Morales - RC2ZQO944SJS

John Letzing
Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum
Andrew Berkley
Lead, Immersive Technology and Content, World Economic Forum Geneva
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