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Tue Feb 27, 2018, 04:59 PM

The seven cities likely to run out of water in 10 years

According to the United Nations, via www.waterless.com, more than 1 billion people lack access to fresh, drinkable water. Also, nearly 3 billion people have no access to water at least one month per year.

The UN estimates global demand for water will exceed supply in 2030, meaning more cities will mirror Cape Town, South Africa, which has essentially run out of water.

The following is a list of the seven cities likely to run out of water by 2030:

1. Sao Paulo, Brazil
2. Beijing, China
3. Moscow, Russia
4. Cairo, Egypt
5. Mexico City, Mexico
6. London, England
7. Miami, Florida


More including why these cities made the list are at
https://www.pmengineer.com/articles/93570-the-seven-cities-likely-to-run-out-of-water-in-10-years?id=93570-the-seven-cities-likely-to-run-out-of-water-in-10-years

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FSogol Feb 2018 OP
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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 05:06 PM

1. We'd best get smart about protecting our water resources.

Here in the Chicago area, huge numbers of people get their water from Lake Michigan, yet US Steel and BP (British Petroleum) continue dumping chromium, mercury and other junk into the lake.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 05:23 PM

2. 2028. UN is using 2030 as the benchmark

According to UN-endorsed projections, global demand for fresh water will exceed supply by 40% in 2030, thanks to a combination of climate change, human action and population growth.
1. São Paulo, Brazil
2. Bangalore, India
3. Beijing, China
4. Cairo, Egypt
5. Jakarta, Indonesia
6. Moscow, Russia
7. Istanbul, Turkey
8. Mexico City, Mexico
9. London, England
10. Tokyo, Japan
11. Miami, FL, USA

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-42982959

I'm going with 2025 before the sh*t really hits the fan. Just look at what's going on in Venezuela, starvation, almost universal (87%) poverty, death and crime. Different circumstances, but just hair raising to know that's in our future all around the globe as natural resources become either too polluted by human industrialization or simply consumed beyond their capacity.

Study: Venezuelans have lost more than 11 kilos on average in 2017
https://www.democraticunderground.com/110859819

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Response to ffr (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 05:26 PM

3. Scary stuff. Think of all the displaced persons and refugees. There could even be water wars.

Of course no one pays attention to these alarms.

"Earth, we could have saved it, but we were too damned cheap and too damned lazy." - Kurt Vonnegut

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 05:29 PM

4. Water is life. Wars over water are absolutely possible.

Think about that while we watch fracking expand, destroying water that could be our human lifeline. And we do so for short-term greed. The life giving fresh water down there is priceless.

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Response to ffr (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 05:38 PM

5. Just think about the damage Trumpy's cronies are doing to the EPA. n/t

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