Source: World Economic Forum
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Facing a high risk of water scarcity 33 countries in 2040 - Greece Some countries, such as Australia, have already launched a series of investments in desalination plants to meet future needs for drinking water At least 33 of the 167 countries surveyed are threatened With a severe water scarcity problem up to 2040, according to World Resources Institute. Among them is Greece ... As can be seen in the following table (source: Economist), the overwhelming majority of countries consume a multiple Quantities of valuable goods compared to those they produce, mainly due to high consumption from the agricultural sector. Some countries, such as Australia, have already launched a series of investments in desalination plants to meet future drinking water needs . However, not all countries have the same economic potential. At a global level, the think tank estimates that a total of 26 trillion should be paid. Between 2010 and 2030, in infrastructure to meet future needs. In a similar survey, MIT analysts noted that half of mankind would have difficulty accessing drinking water by 2050.
The goal of limiting the rise in temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels will be lost as early as 2026 if the Paris Agreement is not implemented, according to an analysis by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
"Our research shows the proximity of the undesirable level of overheating and should be taken as a wake-up call for governments and as a catalyst for strong action," said Benjamin Henli of the University of Melbourne in Australia.
The Paris Climate Agreement, signed in December 2015, obliges states to maintain the temperature "well below the 2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial levels and to continue efforts to limit the rise in temperature to 1.5 degrees ".
Henley and his colleague Andrew King used climate models to predict what would happen if the Paris agreement was not met and the emissions continued unabated and they discovered that the Earth would experience a rapid rise in temperature.
The main reason for this is the steady rise in greenhouse gas emissions that warm the planet. A second important reason is the influence of the Inter-Central Pacific Ocean, a meteorological phenomenon of circular temperatures of the sea surface that causes heat or cooling in the atmosphere worldwide.
This phenomenon is similar to the Decade Pacific Tidal, a phenomenon that occurs in a smaller part of the Pacific with a different hot and cold phase periodicity.
This oscillation has been in the cooling phase for more than a decade, explaining to a certain extent the partial downfall of global warming in the first years of this century, causing a false sense of security, according to Henley.
This phenomenon is now going through a hot phase, contributing to record temperatures in 2015 and 2016. This phase may last for one or two decades, resulting in a target of 1.5 degrees Celsius being lost between 2024 and 2029, According to the researchers. Otherwise, the goal will be lost five years later.
The analysis of the researchers assumes that little or no action will be taken to reduce emissions. The Paris agreement, however, includes national emission reduction commitments that will keep the temperature by 0.2 degrees Celsius lower than projected for 2030, and even lower then.
The crisis arising from the lack of water is the number one risk, higher and wars. By thirsty Uganda, in India and the ... nightmare for the 3rd World wakes up.
Fatoymata Hassan seated in a corner in ramshackle shelter. Is tired and weakened. The three-year-old daughter is in her arms, her eyes gazing at the empty, her eyes are frightened. The image is common ... The last few days were tough for the Fatoymata and the two children, who are forced to walk more than 100 miles to find food, but more drinking water. Somalia is on the brink of a devastating famine, after more than six million people in need of food aid, more than half of the country's population.
The drought's greatest enemy and from the terrorist organization of Al-Shabaab. The situation is critical, there is no water and the Government fails to find solutions. It is the worst drought since 2011. That year more than 250,000 people died during a famine. Apart from the drought and famine, diseases, like cholera and measles are beginning to spread. Last week, Somalia's Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire announced that 110 people died because of the drought.
The India is the second most populous country in the world, with more than 1.2 billion people. About half of its population (569 million), defecate publicly ... The World Bank estimates that 21% of communicable diseases in India are related to unsafe drinking water and lack of hygiene practices. In addition, over 500 children under the age of five die every day from ... diarrhea only in India. 21% of the country's diseases associated with water, many other water sources are contaminated due to biological and chemical contaminants. In addition, only 33% of the country has access to potable water ...
The United Nations (UN) estimates that, by 1.4 billion cubic kilometers of water on Earth, only 200,000 cubic kilometres (162,100 million acres-feet) represent the fresh water available for human consumption. Shock ... In 2006, about 700 million people in 43 countries were living in bad conditions. China, India and sub-Saharan Africa have suffered and continue to suffer, since no new water sources!
Perhaps the next war will be in the water?
By 2025, it is estimated that large parts of the world as we know it today will have a significant if not great shortage of water. If we look at the world population which is in 7 bn, 4 or 5 are living in conditions that do not have adequate water or food. Have problems with electrical and other survival issues.
There must be a change of tack in the way natural resources are exploited worldwide. How are distributed. During the 20th century the charities and help from various organizations are the only substantial diode to correct any imbalances and ... misspellings between those who have and those who have not. But all this is not enough. Especially since that natural resources and climate is linked to all over the world. Is a generic global phenomenon and employs them all.
Also dropped the weight at times when there is drought or lack of food and eating. Feature is that in such circumstances there is a 10% reduction in the production of rice and and there is a 50% increase in prices worldwide. In 1960, nobody believed that the planet will afford 1 billion world. With the existing data enough people living well, but again this is not enough. The technology is a branch that has helped, however there is still ... Road.
The melting ice at the Poles constantly raises the sea level, scientists expect that many coastal areas are going to literally be soaked in a few decades.
Farmers in Asia have increased the irrigation water from underground sources by 75% in recent years. In Iraq, Syria and Turkey, have lost over 150 cubic kilometers of fresh water reserves in the last ten years and nobody is taking action. ...
The Egypt is in dispute with Ethiopia for the dam on the Nile. In Jordan, where there is already short of water, the situation is bad, since the country has welcomed millions of refugees from Syria. In the United Arab Emirates, where the population increases geometrically, Prince Mohammed bin Sheikh Zayed al-Nahyan was quoted as saying that the water is now more valuable than oil. ...
When there will be the first so-called wars and "blue gold"?
Did you know that the California of the United States is on the verge epic drought, with water supplies to dwindle dramatically. A year ago the State found itself in a State of emergency and requested the restriction on water consumption by 20%. The Middle East, North Africa and South Asia are expected to face enormous problems as a result of decades of mismanagement and thoughtless use of water.
A report from the National Intelligence Agency of the USA became known that excessive use of water, as in India and in other countries, is a cause of war. "In the next decade many countries important for u.s.
interests will face problems with the water, lack of or poor quality. This will lead to instability and will increase tension between States '.
In the Middle East, the Iranians make shots on the water. The Egypt demanded from Ethiopia, to stop the construction of mega-dam on the Nile.
The folder ' Water Crises "was the first topic of discussion at the World Economic Forum, now after the next decade is considered fairly critical. Water shortages became so important than weapons of mass destruction and wars. Yes, it is a fact, that the water shortage will significantly affect our lives.
India vs Pakistan, India vs China!
Apart from Kashmir, water is the Basic object of conflict between India and Pakistan. The ... sharing of water in the River Ganges is a great and essential "Thorn" between India and Bangladesh.
The crisis of the Brahmaputra. Comes indeed threat? China, India also have a dispute over water. And this because the river Brahmaputra river is close to West India and Bangladesh with China to have aspirations to get involved in. .. distribution of water. In East Asia there are other disputes over water.
The dispute over the Mekong River involves China, Viet Nam, Myanmar and several other countries in South Asia. The Uzbekistan's chief warns of intense conflicts in Central Asia for the water. The dispute with Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Even fighting with military forces.
The ... Baton takes share of Abu Darya and Syr Darya River. Inter alia with conflict with Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.
Such conflict-range exists for the Jordan River in Israel, Egypt and Jordan.