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How will climate change impact on fresh water security?

"How will climate change impact on fresh water security?"

The Ultimate Climate Q&A, The Guardian, December 12, 2012

Is the world’s supply of water constant? Climate change is altering even this seemingly immutable fact by making fresh water less and less accessible when and where it’s needed, more and more present when and where it’s superfluous or even dangerous. Higher global temperatures are causing escalating melt rates in polar regions, rising sea levels, less rainfall in some areas and more in others, and more intense storm activity across the globe. Water scarcity and polluted water are becoming part of the everyday business of life for vast numbers of people on this planet.

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