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Climate Change and Water Scarcity: Giving Rise To Human Migration

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, an interview focused on how climate change and shifting water supplies are causing the greatest migration in human history: J. Carl Ganter: This is Speaking of Water from Circle of Blue. I’m J. Carl Ganter. Parag Khanna: There are many drivers and they’re all in overdrive right now. JCG: Human civilization […]

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World Bank Warns Over Looming Plunge In Iraq Water Resources

Via Terra Daily, an article on Iraq’s water scarcity challenge: Iraq could suffer a 20-percent drop in water resources by 2050 due to climate change, the World Bank said Wednesday, warning of repercussions on growth and jobs. Water is a crucial issue for the oil-rich country of 40 million that is facing an acute energy […]

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In Afghanistan, Drought Drives an Uptick in Child Marriage

Via Undark, a tragic story about drought’s impact in Afghanistan: “In March of last year, Rabia and her two young daughters were forced to leave their home in northern Afghanistan. While facing the threat of increased violence, their village was also in the midst of a severe drought that strained the water supply and devastated crops. […]

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Thousands Protest Dried-Up River In Iran’s Isfahan

Via Terra Daily, a report on yet another water related protest in Iran: Thousands of protesters converged on Isfahan in central Iran on Friday to voice their anger after the city’s lifeblood river dried up due to drought and diversion. The massive protest, that drew in farmers and other people from across Isfahan province, was […]

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Tapped Out: Where Is California’s Water Going?

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, a report on the battle over water between small and large farmers in central California? Farmers in the heart of California’s agricultural belt – Kings County – sense something is awry with their water supplies. In this intensively farmed, perennially dry county, water is leaving at a concerning rate.  “We’ve […]

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New Protests In Iran Over Water Shortages

Via Terra Daily, a report on Iran’s drought: More than 1,000 Iranians marched Sunday towards the governor’s office in the western province of Chahar-Mahal Bakhtiari to demand a solution to water shortages, state media reported. The march came two days after thousands of protesters converged on the central city of Isfahan to vent their anger […]

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