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Water sources are disappearing. How can we adapt?

If forests are the ‘lungs’ of our planet; absorbing twice as much carbon as they emit each year, then we can think of water as our planet’s central ‘nervous system’ – linking life across landscapes, and sustaining agriculture and ecosystems, as well as humankind.

  • Rohini Kohli
  • Modern Diplomacy

This ‘nervous system’ – already under immense anthropogenic pressure – is highly vulnerable to climate change.

Rising temperatures result in prolonged droughts and floods, while extreme weather conditions are causing irreversible changes to the planet’s hydrological conditions (from glacier melts to river flows to the deterioration of water quality across the…

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