12.01.11.Nehvatka fresh water will be the most pressing problem of humanity in the coming decade. These conclusions were the chief scientific adviser to the British government, John Beddington.
According to him, the rapid growth of the world population, followed by climate change and the expansion of urban cities, inevitably give rise to serious problems of water shortages, according to ITAR-TASS.
Beddington believes that the availability of water will be the number one problem of those who have to deal with the international community. Agriculture is closely connected with the problem, but lack of water will dominate the next 10 years.
Population growth, urbanization and climate change — all of these factors will create a huge problem for humanity. In this context, research on climate change should be a priority for the world.