Bolivia's second-largest lake dries up and may be gone forever, lost to climate change | World news | The Guardian
- Overturned fishing skiffs lie abandoned on the shores of what was Boliviaâ€™s second-largest lake. Beetles dine on bird carcasses and gulls fight for scraps under a glaring sun in what marshes remain.Lake PoopÃ³ was officially declared evaporated in December. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people have lost their livelihoods and gone.High on Boliviaâ€™s semi-arid Andean plains at 3,700 metres (more than 12,000 feet) and long subject to climatic whims, the shallow saline lake has essentially dried up before only to rebound to twice the area of Los Angeles.But recovery may no longer be possible, scientists say.
The non existent climate change strikes again