Global Warming Images
Bolivia is a country of great contrast from the lowland Amazon rainforest to the lofty height of the Andean peaks. It is a poor country with little resilience to climate change which is impacting the nation in many ways. The glaciers of the high Andes are receding, one, Chacaltaya has disappeared completely. This is leading to water shortages in the capital La Paz, as it relies heavily on glacial meltwater for its water security. High levels of deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Bolivia are drivers of climate change and wiping out some of the most bio-diverse regions of the planet.