Climate Crisis Threatens Water Supplies April 12, 2011 : 5:56 PM

The effects of the climate crisis continue to worsen:

“Urban population growth and climate change could result in chronic
water shortages for nearly 1 billion people in developing nations,
according to a study published in the March 28, 2011 Early Edition of
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States
of America.”

“The study’s authors used demographic and geographic data to project
changes in water availability for cities in developing countries with
at least 100,000 people. Their analysis suggests that population
growth alone will result in year-round water shortages for 993 million
city-dwellers by 2050 — up from 150 million in 2000. An additional 100
million city-dwellers could face year-round water shortages by 2050
due to changes in rainfall patterns.”

Source: The Climate Project