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It’s urgent we act on declining water storage, scientists warn | Katherine Times




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INTERNATIONAL scientists have highlighted the urgent need for mitigation to avoid water storage declines and increased droughts and the big role farmers in Australia, particular in the south, stand to play in that. By the end of this century, the global land area and population living in extreme-to-exceptional drought could more than double, research directed from Michigan State University in the United States has found. The stark warning emerged from the extensive study, which also points to the largest water declines being in Australia and South America. The key implication is that climate change mitigation is now critical to avoid adverse water storage impacts and increased droughts, and the need for…

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