Wish you weren’t here: The devastating effects of the new colonialists

Indeed, in many places underground, aquifers are falling; in some regions by several metres a year. Rivers are running dry due to over-use. And the worst problems are in some of the world’s most important agricultural areas. If current trends hold, Frank Rijsberman of the International Water Management Institute has warned, soon “we could be facing annual losses equivalent to the entire grain crops of India and the US combined”. Between them, they produce a third of all the world’s cereals.

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Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/wi

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