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The UK-based public policy news service, The Information Daily, reached out to us to see if we would like to comment on the changing climate. You can read what we had to say here, or copied below. The points made in this article echo the first blog article we wrote for the Center: An Unprecedented Risk Needs an Unprecedented Response. (more…)
A new global study published last week in Nature has found that “almost one-quarter of the world’s population lives in regions where groundwater is being used up faster than it can be replenished.” Essentially, thousands of years of accumulated water could soon be gone. So while much of the media focused on budget deficits, a large part of the world is facing a water deficit. This will have serious implications for drinking water, energy and food, which in turn could place major stress on regional and international security. As stated in the recent Intelligence Community Assessment on water security released by the U.S. Director of National Intelligence,“during the next 10 years the depletion of groundwater supplies in some agricultural areas—owing to poor management—will pose a risk to both national and global food markets.” (more…)