Global Warming & Freshwater Resources
R ising global temperatures are increasing freshwater requirements and thus putting stress on its availability. The quantity as well as the qual- ity of water is degrading at an alarming rate, making way for a future water crisis. To avoid the shortage of freshwater, efforts to control global warming should be stepped up.
Increasing Salinity Sea levels are rising due to the expansion of water caused by excess warming and the melting of glaciers. This is causing saline water to intrude into the surface waters and the aquifers on the Gulf, Pacific, and Atlan- tic coasts. This is degrading the freshwater quality and in turn affecting the coastal population’s health.
CLIMATE CHANGE: Problems and Progress
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