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Climate Summit / Bolivia / Chacaltaya / Water #954884

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 14, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The appearance by former Vice President Al Gore at the climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, reported; details given of what he said about the Arctic Ocean & the walkout by delegates from smaller nations. {Note: part of the following story aired on December 12.}

(Chacaltaya, Bolivia: Jeffrey Kofman) The disappearance of the glacier on the peak of Chacaltaya in Bolivia that had been a skiing site & water source featured; scenes shown of the shrinking glacier over the decades; details given about the loss of water for drinking, irrigation & hydroelectric power. [Andino Ski Club Ronnie IBATTA†- comments.] The threat to the drinking water of Kenya as the glacier on Mt. Kenya shrinks noted. [President Evo MORALES {thru reporter's translation} says Bolivia needs help.]

Gibson, Charles;
Kofman, Jeffrey

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