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Press Release 10-216

Catastrophic Drought Looms for Capital City of Bolivia

Historical ecology of the Andes indicates desert-like setting on the horizon

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Photo of a leafless tree on the shore of Lake Titicaca.

Drought is on the horizon for the region surrounding Lake Titicaca; it may arrive by 2040.

Credit: laketiticaca.org


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Map showing Late Titicaca and surrounding areas.

Lake Titicaca, and parts of Peru and Bolivia, are on the cusp of a major drought.

Credit: UNESCO


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Photo of a woodland near Lake Titicaca.

This woodland near the lake is similar to those of past times with temperatures like today's.

Credit: Mark Bush/FIT


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Scanning electron image of saltbush pollen.

Saltbush pollen, the most common type of pollen during times of near-desert conditions.

Credit: Mark Bush/FIT


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Image of Lake Titicaca from space.

Lake Titicaca from space. Its outline may look very different in the future.

Credit: NASA


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Image of nearby Lake Poopo, which has dried up but for brief periods.

Foreshadowing: in many years, nearby Lake Poopo has dried up but for brief periods.

Credit: NASA


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