Water And Global Warming Water

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Water scarcity is a major issue the world now faces because of the prolonged global warming that the Earth has been enduring. Global warming is causing dramatic changes in the Earth’s atmosphere, water supply, as well as the ecosystem. The global warming has caused glaciers, that holds a great deal of the world’s freshwater supply in the form of ice, to melt into the surrounding oceans because of the Sun’s heat warming the waters and melting the glaciers. This has caused a problem for countries that rely on those sources. Not only the warming of the Earth, but also the multitude of pollutants that currently affect water supplies such as fecal matter, lead, and garbage, harm the available drinking water and render it useless. Since certain countries …show more content…
According to Richard Damania, a World Bank lead environmental economist, “we tend to take water for granted” (“A Warming World”). This is a true observation he notices because many people, especially those living in first world countries, cannot see the effects of a lessened water supply; because of that, they do not see it as a current and dire problem that affects all people. But when exposed to the issue, a collaborative effort will take place, and the effects of the lessened water supply will slowly be eliminated. Without efforts from the first world countries to share the water, they are going to end up keeping whatever they need to accommodate for their populations, and will most likely keep the remaining water in storage or as a backup supply. This is a huge problem for the future of other countries due to the fact that they will not have enough resources to provide for their increasing populations. Therefore, first world countries are going to use their power in order to help other countries, but these first world countries will need the most water to help others as much as possible, and maintain the greatest amount of

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