More than Half of the Worlds' Largest Lakes are Drying Up
A new study reveals there has been a drastic shrinkage of over half of the world’s largest lakes in the past 30 years, posing significant risks to human health, economies, and the environment. The decline in water storage is equivalent to 17 Lake Meads, the largest reservoir in the United States. Overuse of water for agriculture and development, as well as human-induced climate change, are the main culprits behind this alarming trend, affecting both natural lakes and reservoirs. With approximately one-quarter of the global population living in basins with drying lakes, the potential impact is staggering, emphasizing the urgency for action.