Water, Water Everywhere but Not a Drop to Drink!
While rising sea levels may get a lot more ink as a frightening impact of global warming, climate change is also fueling water shortages all over the place:
TomDispatch reproduces this article originally posted the winter 2009/10 issue of World Policy Journal about Iraq‘s increasingly dire water shortages, ultimately caused by climate change but exacerbated by power plays – in the form of reservoir construction – by two of Iraq’s parched upstream neighbors – Iran and Syria.
The New York Times reports from Bolivia on how once plentiful water is disappearing as the glaciers melt.
Posted on December 15, 2009, in Climate Change, health and tagged Andes, Bolivia, drinking water, glaciers, Global Warming, Himalayas, Nepal, potable water, water shortgages. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.