The Andes: Retreat of the glaciers

November 28th, 2010 by

Here is a brilliant video on the Guardian about glacier retreat in South America with local people talking about the effects of climate change on their animals, crops and traditional lifestyle.

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In the first of a 4-part video series on climate change in Ecuador and Peru, John Vidal takes us through the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, where the Cayambe mountain glaciers are melting. In the hills below, farmers are struggling with the effects of changing weather systems.

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