…sewage have also become more concentrated. Climate change is, of course, making matters worse—diminishing rainfall (Iraq has seen record low rainfall in recent years) and increasing temperatures, which accelerate evaporation from reservoirs and streams. According to the UN Environment Programme, Iraq is the fifth-most-vulnerable…Wil Crisp Science Jan 21, 2023 8:00 AM The Mesopotamian Marshes Are Disappearing, Again The World Heritage site in southern Iraq survived Saddam Hussein’s campaign to drain the wetlands. Now they’re drying up, and biodiversity is collapsing. Photograph: Arshad Mohammed/Getty Images This story originally appeared on Yale Environment 360…


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