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Université de Neuchâtel

A critical discussion on the impact of glacier shrinkage upon population mobility in the bolivian andes

Kaenzig, Raoul

(Working Papers MAPS ; 7)

This article examines the role of glacial retreat on people migration in the Bolivian Andes. In the Andean region, glacial retreat is one of the most noticeable effects of global warming. Significant acceleration in glacial melting has been observed since the 1980s and glacial runoff is vital to the region, supporting local ecosystems as well as providing water for drinking, irrigation and energy...