One-fourth of Earth's population face an increasingly urgent risk of the prospect of running out of water.
“The picture is alarming in many places around the world,” one expert said.
Stop and read: From India to Iran to Botswana, 17 countries around the world are currently under extremely high water stress, meaning they are using almost all the water they have, according to new World Resources Institute data published Tuesday.
Running out of water. Can’t get much more basic than that. A third of large cities are under high water stress. via
“The picture is alarming in many places around the world,” one expert said.
It is gratifying to see greater visibility on (arguably) the most pressing sustainability challenge facing humanity. WRI analysis in today’s shows 17 countries currently at risk of running out of water, the problem made worse by climate change.
Among cities with more than 3 million people, 33 of them, with a combined population of over 255 million, face extremely high #water stress, with repercussions for public health + social unrest. #ClimateEmergency
Seventeen countries currently face extremely high water stress. Climate change is making the crises worse.
“The picture is alarming in many places around the world,” one expert said.
A stark outcome with climate change: A quarter of the world’s population faces a looming water crisis.
17 countries currently face extremely high water stress. Climate change is making the crises worse.
By 2030, the number of cities in the extremely high stress category is expected to rise to 45 and include nearly 470 million people. Climate change is a part of the water crisis.
“The picture is alarming in many places around the world,” one expert said.
"More than a third of major urban areas with more than 3 million people are under high or extremely high water stress." Climate change heightens the risk of less rainfall and groundwater is going fast.
. and Weiyi Cai used new Aqueduct data to find which major urban areas face the highest #waterstress : #DayZeroWatch
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A Quarter of Humanity Faces Looming Water Crises
25% of Humanity Faces Looming #WaterCrises, based on new #OpenData by . Strong call to action for . In by :
In light of the new report via on freshwater scarcity affecting 1/4 of humanity, nearly 2 billion people: One area to focus is groundwater, which we are rapidly depleting. When groundwater is gone the real water crisis begins.
New research released today projects one-quarter of humanity faces water crises in the future. Read the write-up in & explore the data
El agua sera factor critico.
“From India to Iran to Botswana, 17 countries around the world are currently under extremely high water stress, meaning they are using almost all the water they have” ⁦⁦⁩ ⁦ via ⁦
Billions around the world are at risk of drought, displacement, and resource wars. What if, instead of spending $738 billion a year on the Pentagon and weapons systems, the United States brought the world together to cooperate on solving climate change?
Seems like a problem.
Reporters often hear from readers that climate change should be on the front page. At the NYT, it is.
A Quarter of Humanity Faces Looming Water Crises
Supplies of fresh water puts 1/4 of humanity at risk due to overuse, mismanagement and climate change. via ⁦
A wonderful framing of the #GlobalWaterCrisis, but it ends with a quote that undercuts the entire argument: "Water is a local problem and it needs local solutions." ~ 💦#Water is a global problem, and it needs #GlobalGovernance solutions.
How do we conserve, allocate justly and, most critically, value what we most need? Major urban areas around the world are running out of water. And water is life. We have work to do, work that will take all of us.
More than a third of major #urban areas are under high or extremely high #waterstress, according to a assessment using #new data. Read more
In companies, countries, and our planet, humans have the tendency to worry about the wrong thing and often miss forrest for trees. I think this is one of our biggest blind spots: “A Quarter of Humanity Faces Looming Water Crises” via ⁦
From India to Iran to Botswana, 17 countries around the world are currently under extremely high water stress, meaning they are using almost all the water they have, according to new ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ data.
great piece by By Somini Sengupta and Weiyi Cai Aug. 6, 2019 --Hi Somini!!
Yet another danger of climate change: worldwide water shortages. And this is not “out there”, abstractly. Look at the predictions for Australia’s east coast.
From India to Iran to Botswana, 17 countries around the world are currently under extremely high water stress, meaning they are using almost all the water they have, according to new World Resources Institute data published Tuesday.
This seems serious.
”Climate change heightens the risk. As rainfall becomes more erratic, the water supply becomes less reliable. At the same time, as the days grow hotter, more water evaporates from reservoirs just as demand for water increases.”
Seventeen countries around the world are currently under extremely high water stress, meaning they are using almost all of their water. #Sustainable local solutions are needed to avert the global #water crisis.
"Countries that are home to one-fourth of Earth’s population face an increasingly urgent risk: The prospect of running out of water."
A Quarter of Humanity Faces Looming Water Crises - The New York Times
Reasons why app addiction isn’t anywhere near my top list of global concerns: "A Quarter of Humanity Faces Looming Water Crises” via
3/ drought. In those countries are several big cities that have faced acute shortages recently, including São Paulo, Brazil; Chennai, India; and Cape Town, which in 2018 narrowly beat what it called Day Zero — the day when all its dams would be dry."
A Quarter of Humanity Faces Looming Water Crises
Everything's fine. Everything's fine. Everything's fine. Water Crises Loom for a Quarter of Humanity, Study Says
"Climate change heightens the risk. As rainfall becomes more erratic, the water supply becomes less reliable. At the same time, as the days grow hotter, more water evaporates from reservoirs just as demand for water increases."
33 cities with more than 3 million people with a combined population of over 255 million, face extremely high water stress, with repercussions for public health and social unrest, according ⁩ researchers We need to act now!
A Quarter of Humanity Faces Looming Water Crises, Study Says - The New York Times