Underreported: Peak Water
Thursday, February 19, 2009
A large portion of China and India’s fresh water supply comes from glaciers found on the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas. According to a new report by the World Economic Forum, those glaciers will be gone by 2100. That means the water sources for 2 billion people will simply dry up. Dr. Peter Gleick is the President and Co-founder of the Pacific Institute, a nonpartisan research institute that works for sustainable management of resources.