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Drought Will Double To Hit Half The World By 2100

Last year was the warmest year at the Earth's surface since records began in the 1860s according to NASA, and new estimates state that temperatures could rise by 3 degrees Celsius this century triggering floods, droughts and famine. And yes, that IS a big deal for this fragile planet and for those species that live on it. There have been a myriad of reports from organizations all over this planet warning us of the repercussions of our actions and inactions. How many more will have to come out before we realize that what we are doing is causing irreparable harm to our only home?

If you have read any of my previous entries here you know for a fact that conditions in many parts of this world are already at a crisis stage regarding water resources and drought. Just alone on this small blog I have reported about the U.S. West as well as receding water in the Great Lakes and other areas, Canada, Mexico, The Middle East, Spain, Australia, Africa, Asia, South America, and other parts of Eu…