[Marxism] Fwd: Climate Change Dries Up Nicaragua | Inter Press Service
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Tue Apr 5 06:41:00 MDT 2016
A three-year drought, added to massive deforestation in the past few
decades, has dried up most of Nicaragua’s water sources and has led to
an increasingly severe water supply crisis.
Since January, photos and videos showing dried-up streams, rivers and
lakes have been all over the social networks, local news media, blogs
and online bulletins of environmental organisations.
Jaime Incer, a former minister of the environment and natural resources
and the president of the Nicaraguan Foundation for Sustainable
Development (Fundenic-SOS), is one of the loudest voices warning about
the accelerated environmental deterioration in the country.
Incer told IPS that by late March the country had lost 60 percent of its
surface water sources and up to 50 percent of its underground sources,
which either dried up or have been polluted.
To illustrate, he cited the disappearance of at least 100 rivers and
their tributaries in Nicaragua, and the contamination of Tiscapa and
Nejapa lakes near Managua, as well as lake Venecia in the western
coastal department of Masaya and lake Moyúa in the northern department
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