Water : The Final Resource: How the Politics of Water Will Affect the World. / Robin Griffiths.
- ISBN: 9781906659912 (electronic bk)
- Edition: 1st.
- Publisher: Petersfield : Harriman House, 2010.
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Robin Griffiths and William Houston - the co-authors of Future Storm who in 2006 predicted the present political, economic, commodity and climatic turmoil - have turned their attention to one of the biggest challenges being faced across the globe today: Water.Up to the turn of the century the world's population had grown with water abundant in most developing countries.Then everything changed.Ocean oscillations (which affect the weather patterns) have altered, leading to droughts in areas that were expecting rain, and flooding for those previously anticipating arid conditions. The result is that around a fifth of the world's population will receive much less rain than expected.What effect will this have?- A third of arable land going out of production, reducing yields and increasing prices.- A rise in seismic activity leading to more tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, which in turn cause climatic shifts.- A large increase in refugees forced to...
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