This from the Detroit News: http://detnews.com/2001/nation/0112/27/a05-376603.htm
Future water shortages could foster
Global scarcity may breed instability
Joan Lowy / Scripps Howard News Service
-- It is a frightening scenario: Millions of refugees streaming across borders
in search of water, governments shaken from within by water riots, hostile
nations pushed over the edge in open warfare by conflicts over scarce water.
It's a picture that appears increasingly possible in the
coming decades. By 2015, nearly 3 billion people -- 40 percent of the projected
world population -- are expected to live in countries that find it difficult or
impossible to mobilize enough fresh water to satisfy the food, industrial and
personal needs of their citizens.
Water Sentinels Project Director
Mackinac Chapter Sierra Club
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