Time Not On Our Side
Last updated 11/18/2021 at 5:05pm
Editor’s Note: The following guest opinion was written by Lee Hamilton.
“Time is not on our side.” That was the secretary-general of the UN’s World Meteorological Organization, Petteri Taalas, speaking early in October about a new report on the globe’s looming water crisis. Climate change, the WMO warns, is producing more flooding, more drought and other water-related catastrophes. Population growth is creating water scarcity. And we’re losing the water the earth stores, most notably in Antarctica and Greenland but also in areas that have traditionally supplied fresh water.