Water, water everywh—Oh dear.
October 26, 2007 5:18 PM Subscribe
posted by Weebot (43 comments total)
So you've all heard about how global warming will lead to rising sea-levels, but what about falling freshwater levels?
The New York Times ran an in-depth piece about the disappearing freshwater reserves for the Western United States last week, that being one of the more underreported effects of global warming. With the area's population projected to rise substantially over the next few decades—60 million in California alone by the mid-21st century!—the water demands are going to be a logistical nightmare without even considering a reduced capacity.