As I type these words, I'm flying 39,000 feet over Ecuador. Shortly, I will land in Lima, a sprawling city of about nine million people. Lima is one of the cities of the world most immediately threatened by global warming. The city was built on the edge of a desert, one of the driest in the world. And its primary source of water is a small river, the Rimac. The Rimac's water trickles of glaciers high in the Andes which, unfortunately for LimeÃ±os, are rapidly melting. Peru has lost about 30 percent of its glacial ice in the last 40 years [...]
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