From being mere victims we are becoming more and more in jointly responsible for the effects of climate change.
Deforestation, especially in the Andean highlands of Bolivia and Peru, was the main driver of this year’s disastrous flooding in the Madeira river watershed in Bolivia’s Amazon rainforest and the drainage basin across the border, in Brazil.
Turbines and gates are disabled. The region faces a historic flooding in rural and urban areas and over 1300 families homeless.
A scientific study indicates that the hydrological cycle of the Amazon will be increasingly unpredictable and with extremes.