“Shrinking” Lake Chad Is Actually Growing!


By Paul Homewood


We are all familiar with claims that Lake Chad is shrinking, in part because of climate change.

Such claims about climate claims were always highly suspect, given that the Sahel drought of the 1970s and 80s, which drastically affected the lake levels, occurred during a period of global cooling, as I showed here.

New evidence has now emerged though which shows that Lake Chad is not even shrinking anymore, and has actually grown since the 1990s:


Climate change is aggravating conflict around Lake Chad, but not in the way experts once thought, according to new research.

Berlin-based think tank adelphi debunked the widely held idea that the lake is currently shrinking. While severe droughts in the 1970s and 80s shrunk the lake from a high-point of 25,000 sq km to 2,000 sq km in the 1990s, it has since grown to 14,000 sq km and…

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