Droughts, fires, floods. The problems of water scarcity will worsen as the phenomena resulting from climate change increase. Global warming of at least 1.5°C is expected to occur in the next two decades, according to the recent report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
This increase, as The Guardian writes, will be accompanied by major changes in the planet’s water cycle, with wetlands becoming much wetter and regions that were already arid vulnerable to further droughts. Torrential rains intensify by about 7% for each additional degree centigrade of global warming, the report concluded.