water insecurity

the uk’s population is expected to rise from 67 million to 75 million in 2050, increasing the demand for water

England could run short of water within 25 years

In the speech, Bevan says: “Water companies all identify the same thing as their biggest operating risk: climate change.” By 2040, more than half of our summers are expected to be hotter than the 2003 heatwave, he says, leading to more water shortages and potentially 50-80% less water in some rivers in the summer.

lake palcacocha glistens below the glaciers of the palcaraju and pucaranra peaks that feed the lake and also threaten it with flood-inducing avalanches

The Dangers of Glacial Lake Floods: Pioneering and Capitulation

During the past 70 years, Peruvian engineers virtually eliminated the risks posed by glacial lake floods. But climate change and a political blind eye are increasing the dangers once again

children draw clean water from a borehole in northern mozambique

Climate change’s impact on groundwater could leave ‘environmental timebomb’

Over the next 100 years, the full impact that climate change is having on groundwater resources will become apparent in half of the world’s aquifers, a study concludes — The findings come from the first assessment of how long it could take groundwater to react to the impacts of climate change in different parts of …

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in california, a five-year drought followed by heavy rainfall caused record flooding, landslides and erosion

Why water will be the next battleground in the fight against climate change

In the third part of our series looking at the climate report Trump tried to bury over Thanksgiving, we look at its alarming projections for our water supplies — The Trump administration published a major report on climate change the day after Thanksgiving. We will explore the key findings each day this week. Donald Trump …

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bahrain to clean up its own polluted water

Bahrain applies to Green Climate Fund to help clean up waste from fossil fuels

Oil-rich kingdom says money is needed to protect against water scarcity but request sparks strong criticism and fears over the fitness of the public fund — Bahrain – one of the world’s most oil-rich nations – has applied to the international Green Climate Fund for $9.8m for its National Oil and Gas Authority, raising questions …

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a heat map showing how temperatures are soaring across the planet

We must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero or face more floods

The world heating up by even 1.5°C would have a brutal impact on future generations — The authoritative new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sets the world a clear target: we must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero by the middle of this century to have a reasonable chance of …

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