Water shortages (2-min audio)
Judy Lubow | Aug 9, 2010
Water shortages are expected as population increases and the world gets hotter.
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- UN News Service, February 5, 2009, Majority of world population face water shortages unless action taken, warns Migiro; http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=29796&Cr=water&Cr1=agriculture
- USAToday, July 20, 21010, Global warming raises water shortage risks in one-third of U.S. counties; http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2010/07/global-warming-raises-water-shortage-risks-in-one-third-of-us-counties/1
- NRDC, July 2010, Climate change, water, and risk: current water demands are not sustainable; http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/watersustainability/files/WaterRisk.pdf
- Grist, July 26, 2010, Todd Woody, Tapped Out:U.S. faces climate-driven water shortages; http://www.grist.org/article/u.s.-faces-climate-change-caused-water-shortages
- Newsweek, April 5, 2010, National Geographic Water Issue: Emerging problems have many solutions, but will we act fast enough? http://www.newsweek.com/blogs/the-human-condition/2010/04/05/national-geographic-water-issue-emerging-problems-have-many-solutions-but-will-we-act-fast-enough.html
- Arizona Education, December 1999, Global Water Shortage Looms in New Century; http://ag.arizona.edu/AZWATER/awr/dec99/Feature2.htm
- CNN, 2008,John Blake, Drought parches much of the US, may get worse; http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/12/11/drought.problem/index.html
- AOL News, April 22, 2010, Paul Yeager, Earth Day West: Climate + Growth = Water Problems; http://www.aolnews.com/earth-day/article/earth-day-west-climate-growth-water-problems/19447485
- Water.org, Water Facts; http://water.org/learn-about-the-water-crisis/facts/?gclid=CK_e5qHcpaMCFZRa2god1AnV3w
- AlterNet, April 15, 2008, David Gutierrez, At least 36 states face water shortage; http://www.alternet.org/water/82378/
- Guardian, May 29, 2008, David Gow, Water shortages and drought are the next scourge, warns US group; http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/may/29/generalelectric.greenbusiness
- Independent, August 1, 2010, Omar Waraich; Records rains – but Pakistan is dying for water; http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/record-rains-ndash-but-pakistan-is-dying-for-water-2040617.html
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