Climate change and Africa’s vanishing lake

Mail and Guardian: Five-year-old Fatime Owye's emaciated body evokes memories of famines such as those in 1980s Ethiopia. But Fatime and 4,3-million other children who are suffering from chronic malnutrition are victims of a more permanent crisis -- the disappearance of Lake Chad. As South Africa prepares to host the United Nations climate change summit in Durban this year, Lake Chad is living proof of the continent's environment in crisis. It was almost double the area of Gauteng just four decades ago but has......

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