Kyrgyzstan: Melting Glaciers Threaten Central Asia’s Ecological and Energy Future

Kyrgyzstan’s glaciers are melting quickly. With them, the country’s once limitless supply of fresh water – and electricity – is washing away. (Photo: David Trilling)

This year, according to the whitewater-rafting guide, the water was too high, it was too dangerous. The group of beginners he was guiding down one of Kyrgyzstan’s most accessible rivers couldn’t handle the rapids ahead.

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David Trilling is EurasiaNet's Central Asia editor.

Kyrgyzstan: Melting Glaciers Threaten Central Asia’s Ecological and Energy Future

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