17 May '18, 12pm

NASA Study of Increasingly Dire Global Water Shortages Finds 'Clear Human Fingerprints'

NASA Study of Increasingly Dire Global Water Shortages Finds 'Clear Human Fingerprints'

The Aral Sea, seen in a NASA satellite image, in 2000 on the left versus 2017 on the right. Modis / Terra / NASA NASA Study of Increasingly Dire Global Water Shortages Finds 'Clear Human Fingerprints' By Julia Conley With a first-of-its-kind satellite study, NASA scientists have identified more than 30 parts of the globe where the depletion of freshwater has been most dramatic, largely due to human activity and the climate crisis. Parts of India, the Middle East, Australia, the Arctic, Antarctica, and California were among the places pointed out in the new study , published in Nature on Wednesday, as areas where an overuse of groundwater resources from irrigation, agricultural, and industry projects, as well as the loss of glaciers and ice sheets, have led to water shortages. NASA has identified more than 30 hotspots where freshwater is in particular danger. The findings s...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/global-water-shortages-nasa-2569...

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