1/3 of Counties Face Water Shortage Due to Climate Change

| Fri Jul. 23, 2010 3:51 PM EDT

Water Supply Sustainability by 2050 With Climate Change


 

A new report from Natural Resources Defense Council predicts that a third of all counties in the Lower 48 will face a higher risk of water shortages in 2050 due to climate change. More than ten percent of counties will face an "extremely high" risk of shortages. "The only way to truly manage the risks exposed in this report is for Congress to pass meaningful legislation that cuts global warming pollution," NRDC climate director Dan Lashof said in a press release. Good luck with that.

For a more detailed look at how global warming will parch the American West, check out these Mother Jones stories.

H/T San Antonio Current.

 

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