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This documentary, in the form of a satellite map, examines how climate change, human development and natural phenomena such as sinkholes have affected the many vanishing lakes and rivers. Many of which we depend on for drinking water, our livelihood, transportation and commerce, recreation, and waste removal. Like the shrinking Lake Chad, disappearing Inner Mongolia Lakes, and Ebinur Lake (Aibi Lake) in China. The intent of this map is to clearly indicate a worldwide decline in fresh-water resources that in time will result in increasing violence and death as everyone struggles for survival.


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George Stiller, MyReadingMapped™

Map: The World's Vanishing Lakes and Rivers by George Stiller and Jim Lee is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Based on a work at Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at

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