Global water crisis threatens to get out of control: UN names vulnerable regions

By the middle of the century, not only the desert regions of the planet will suffer from a lack of water.

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A global water crisis is approaching humanity, which could “get out of control” due to rising water consumption and the climate crisis. This is stated in the UN report, timed to coincide with the Conference on Water Resources in New York.

According to experts, over the past 40 years, the world’s water consumption has been growing by 1% per year, which is associated with the growth of the world’s population and changing consumption patterns.

Analysts predict that by 2050, about 2.4 billion people will experience water shortages in cities, which is twice as high as it was just a few years ago. At the same time, the demand of cities for water by the middle of the century will grow by 80%.

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At the same time, agriculture remains the main consumer of water, accounting for 70% of world consumption.

Experts believe that the first water crisis will hit the Middle East and the Sahel region (southern outskirts of the Sahara) in Africa, where water is already in short supply. But water shortages will also begin in those regions that do not have such problems today – Central Africa, East Asia and South America.

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The UN leadership is concerned about the rapid rise in global temperatures. The UN Secretary General urged the world community to achieve “zero emissions” into the atmosphere faster, as the “climate time bomb is ticking”.

NASA scientists warn that devastating cataclysms await the world. Global warming will increase the intensity of droughts and floods around the world.

By the way, residents of Kyiv regularly feel the effects of environmental pollution in combination with climate change. With a certain frequency, the capital is covered with a cloud of poisonous particles, which is caused, among other things, by weather factors.

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