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Climate Change Puts the World's Water Infrastructure In Danger | Care2 Causes

Climate Change Puts the World's Water Infrastructure In Danger | Care2 Causes

The effects of climate change put water infrastructure in danger, particularly in the developing world, according to a paper published in the scientific journal PLoS Biology. Not just water infrastructure is in danger, either. Two of the effects of climate change are droughts and floods which, in addition to harming water infrastructure, can disrupt food supplies and even the global economy. Two examples from last year are the floods in Pakistan which ruined crops, and the drought in Russia which caused a grain embargo. The paper uses several examples to illustrate how climate change effects can extend from the developed world to the developing world, including the 2008 intensification of the drought in Australia. According to the paper, the intensification of the Australian drought contributed to the increase in food prices in India. Old dams could be in trouble. The Hoov...

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