Photo Shows Shrinking Lake in Southern Sahara Desert

A new photo taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station shows the extent to which Lake Fitri, a terminal lake in the southern Sahara Desert in Chad, has diminished as a consequence of climate change. READ MORE

 




This photo, taken aboard the International Space Station, shows how climate change has affected Lake Fitri, a terminal lake located in the southern Sahara Desert in Chad. The muddy yellow-brown water is visible at the center of the basin, while the dark brown muds and burnt vegetation of the exposed lake floor is seen at the lake's northern edge (to the left). The dry borders show that the lake was many times larger in years past, with the wind-shaped curves of ancient beaches now located several kilometers from the current shoreline. (NASA)



 
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