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Threats to Water Supplies in the Tropical Andes

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Science  23 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5781, pp. 1755-1756
DOI: 10.1126/science.1128087

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Climate models predict that greenhouse warming will cause temperatures to rise faster at higher than at lower altitudes. In the tropical Andes, glaciers may soon disappear, with potentially grave consequences for water supplies.