Climate change heralds thirsty times ahead for most

Pearce, Fred
May 2004
New Scientist;5/22/2004, Vol. 182 Issue 2448, p16
Fresh water will be in ever shorter supply as climate change gathers pace. A new modelling study suggests that increasing temperatures will dramatically affect the world's great rivers. Veteran climate modeller Syukuro Manabe and colleagues at Princeton University modelled what effect a quadrupling of atmospheric carbon dioxide above pre-industrial levels would have on the global hydrological cycle over the next 300 years. Rising carbon dioxide levels will trigger higher temperatures not only at Earth's surface, but also in the troposphere.


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