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A Perfect Storm: Climate Change and Conflict (Peru) #962226

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Lima, Peru: Anne Thompson) The impact of climate change in Peru examined; scenes shown from the Andes Mountains of the shrinking Pastoruri†† Glacier, water delivery trucks in Lima; details given about the importance of the glaciers in providing fresh water and electricity. [Glaciologist Marco ZAPATA††- says the reserves of fresh water will disappear in the future.] [Environment Minister Antonio Brack EGG†† {thru translator} - predicts future conflicts over water use.] [Cruz de Mayo president Antonio Duenas GONI† {thru translator} - comments on the fight with the power company over the water in the Paron Lagoon.] [Farmers Porfirio URBANO†, Kennedy KORORUKACHA†† {thru translator} – worry about having no water for irrigation.] [Lima resident Mabella MARTINEZ††- comments on water use in the upscale part of the city.]

Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne

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