For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw
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Before man-made climate change kicked in—and well before "Day Zero" in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May—the global water crisis was upon us. Freshwater resources were already badly stressed before heat-trapping carbon emissions from fossil fuels began to warm Earth's surface and affect rainfall. In some countries, major rivers—diverted, dammed or over-exploited—no longer reach the sea. Aquifers millennia in the making are being sucked dry. Pollution in many forms is tainting water above ground and below.
Hood, M. (2018, February 15). For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw. Manila Standard, p. A5.
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Glaciers; Global warming; Water; Climatic changes; Freshwater resources; Aquifers; Pollution; Water reservoirs; Rain; Disasters; Migrations; Ground water; Arsenic; Drinking water; Irrigation; Nonrenewable resources; Water management; Developing countries; Trent University; University of Twente; World Water Council; University of Cape Town; Hoekstra, Arjen; Cogley, Graham; Gleick, Peter; Wolski, Piotr; Zille, Helen
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