Water depletion will negatively impact world economies: Richard Heinberg

Writing on the Energy Bulletin blog on March 4th, Richard Heinberg lays out the likely effects of the industrial growth economy on water supplies: depletion.

And the effects of this will be the severe curtailment of economic growth. According to Heinberg:

“By itself, water scarcity is not likely to be an immediate limiting factor for economic growth for the U.S., at least for the next couple of decades. But it is already a serious problem in many other nations, including much of Africa and most of the Arab world. And water scarcity subtly tightens all the other constraints we are discussing”

Read more on the Energy Bulletin.