No More Water Everywhere
Maybe soon not a drop to drink?
More than 38 million people live in California, and California supplies the United States with more than half the supply of fresh fruits and vegetables, and as much of 90% of specialty nuts and fruits in the world. All of this life is dependent upon water, and water is evermore scarce in the region. This article by Eric Holthaus, one from his series "Thirsty West" on the Future Tense page of Slate.com examines the effect global warming has on snowpack – a major source of water for urban and agricultural use – and the prognosis of an increasingly dry region."Thirsty West: Where's the Snow?" on Slate.com.