Monday, June 21, 2010
1. Science,328,June 11,2010, pp:1382-1385.
No end to water shortages even if climate change were a myth.
We're doomed, doomed, I think.
Desalination of seawater or recovery of water from brackish sources may allow populations and agriculture to stabilize at some level. Modern agriculture is water intensive and wasteful. Expect farmers to adopt water conservative methods of irrigation or go out of business. This trend will lead to a few wealthy farmers and agribusinesses owning the majority of the best agricultural land.
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