Climate Change, Exponential Curves, Water Resources, and Unprecedented Threats to Humanity

Short Description

Natural and built water systems will have extensive changes as the climate continues to change caused primarily by human action. These extensive changes will harm human health more so than if climate mitigation actions had been successfully adopted when climate changes and their causes were initially identified and brought forward to policy consideration. Water offers a good example of the challenges we face with climate change: water cycle is the climate cycle. This article goes on to examine the climate change findings and water findings of several reports, explore the consequences, and give a call to action going forward.

Suggested Citation

Gleick, P.H. Climatic Change (2010) 100: 125.