Изменение климата с человеческим лицом

Несколько недель назад в одной из газет было описано новое хитроумное приспособление. Оно извлекает воду из атмосферы и дает вам стакан чистой охлажденной H2O. Удивительно, что технологии могут предложить богатым людям.

Однако такой чудесной возможности нет у миллионов африканцев, которые сегодня страдают от неустойчивости выпадения осадков, от которых зависит их урожай, скот и семьи. Для них изменение климата может принести более непредсказуемые и неустойчивые бури, что не будет гарантировать наличие воды в колодцах, емкостях и полях.

Вода лежит в основе жизни, необходимая как для питья, так и для мытья, полива сельскохозяйственных культур, водопоя скота или получения электроэнергии. Люди, живущие в условиях пасмурной погоды, обычно бранятся на нее, однако если бы мы неделю за неделей находились под палящим солнцем, без видимости облаков впереди, то нам бы пришлось действительно нелегко. Около миллиарда человек на планете живут в условиях серьезной нехватки воды, и они могут ожидать только ухудшения своих условий, учитывая изменение климата и быструю урбанизацию.

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