Water, Not Oil Could Soon Become the World’s Greatest catalyst for Conflict

(OILPRICE.COM) — In its 2000 “Global Patterns” report, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) predicted that, by the year 2015, “nearly half the world’s population — more than 3 billion people — will live in countries which are ‘water stressed.'” According to the report, that means their populations will have less than 1,700 cubic meters each of water per year, generally considered the minimal threshold for acceptable living standards.

via Water, Not Oil Could Soon Become the World’s Greatest catalyst for Conflict | Oil Price.com.

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