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Water levels dropping globally

Wells are drying up and underwater tables falling so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the US that food supplies are seriously threatened, one of the world's leading resource analysts has warned.

The Guardian reports on findings from Lester Brown at the Earth Policy Institute identifying locations on Earth that are ‘over-pumping’ their water from wells:

Wells are drying up and underwater tables falling so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the US that food supplies are seriously threatened, one of the world’s leading resource analysts has warned.

Overpumping map

 

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