When the desert devours the lake

Toronto Star: In its glory days during the 1960s, Lake Chad was 38,000 square kilometres of sparkling blue-green water that nourished humans, animals and plant life in the four countries it straddled: Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria. The lake, on the edge of the mighty Sahara Desert, gave solace to people. Poems were written about it; celebrations were held on its banks. But Lake Chad is now a speck of what it was five decades ago, measuring just 1,300 square kilometres. The Sahara desert is the culprit.......

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