World’s largest lakes are shrinking dramatically; scientists say it’s due to climate change and excessive water use

A previously submerged boat on the dry bed of Lake Mead on June 14, 2022. Roger Kisby/The Washington Post/Getty Images

Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

Important Takeaways:

  • More than half of the world’s largest lakes and reservoirs have lost significant amounts of water over the last three decades, according to a new study, which pins the blame largely on climate change and excessive water use.
  • While lakes cover only around 3% of the planet, they hold nearly 90% of its liquid surface freshwater and are essential sources of drinking water, irrigation and power, and they provide vital habitats for animals and plants
  • “It’s a little scary to see how many freshwater systems are unable to store as much water as they used to”

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