The growing risk of worldwide water shortages is worse than scientists previously thought, according to a new study.
More than 70 percent, which is 4 billion people, of the world’s population lives without sufficient access to fresh water for at least one month of the year, according to a new paper published Friday in the journal Science Advances.
Artist Joel Krebs envisions a disastrous drought that leaves world landmarks without water. Krebs imagines a complete climate shift, where an epic drought dries up the world’s great landscapes.
Evgeny Kazantsev presents a surreal look at what our cities and surroundings might look like in catastrophic conditions. The series imagines a pattern of extreme weather changes, forcing the earth’s natural and urban landscapes into ruin and disrepair. Beloved landmarks, towns and touristic sites are afflicted by heat waves, ice storms and droughts, leaving each in a state of decay and degeneration. Mesmerizing images. Follow the link above to see them. I selected two images related to drought:
Articles — only a few of many — about water shortage and research on the subject:
- New research could predict catastrophic droughts in the Central Andes
- Where Catastrophic Droughts and Floods Are Bound to Happen in the U.S.
- California’s water supply headed for collapse in just one year; state has “no contingency plan” – NASA scientist
- DROUGHT – Technical Hazard Sheet – Natural Disaster Profiles
- Global Water Shortage Risk Is Worse Than Scientists Thought