Peru's tropical glaciers threatened

Vital sources of drinking water and irrigation being lost as glaciers melt.

    Melting glaciers are threatening vital sources of drinking water and irrigation in Peru.
     
    And no deal at the summit in Copenhagen will be bad news for people living on the frontline of climate change.
     
    Teresa Bo reports from the Peruvian Andes, home to 70 per cent of the world's tropical glaciers.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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