Four billion people face severe water scarcity

F3.largeA new study published in Science Advances shows that the global fresh water crisis is worse than previously thought. Other studies focus on annual figures and fail to take into account seasonal fluctuations in rainfall. The new study assesses “blue water scarcity globally at a high spatial resolution on a monthly basis” and finds that two-thirds of the world’s human population experiences severe water shortage for at least one month of the year.

Considering that human needs are prioritized in all situations, we can conclude that the situation for life on earth as a whole is probably even worse than these figures indicate. The adoption of permaculture is a crucial part of remedying this situation. Coercive measures proposed by agencies and governments do not address the underlying ignorance which is the real cause,  they only give the ignorant bureaucrats and their power-crazy masters even more control over the population and do nothing useful.

Here’s a pdf of the study: 4_billion_people_water_scarcity

 

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