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Lake Chad Shrinkage: When And How?


President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria told the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York last month that the Lake Chad basin has shrunk significantly due to climate change, depriving many people of their livelihood in the region. Numerous Twitter users challenged the president’s statement by claiming research showed the lake was not shrinking. The latest international report on the issue has found that while Lake Chad has shrunk significantly in the past, the shrinking has stopped in recent years.