Climate Change Water Shortage Statistics

  1. Americans on average used 1,583 liters of water daily in 2010. – Statista
  2. – That’s 418 gallons of fresh water consumed per person, every single day throughout the year.
  3. 96 water basins out of the 204 supplying most of the country with freshwater could fail to meet monthly demand starting in 2071, a team of scientists said in the journal Earth’s Future. – Source
  4. Germany – German numbers of per person consumption of water were 200 liters private and 2000 liters for the industry per capita.
  5. Population Growth and Climate Change Will effect water availability
  6. By 2071 the number of insects will have decreased so much that they ecosystem will have started collapsing anyway. – Source
  7. Since 1970, 58% of all species have gone extinct, while the human population has exploded.
  8. The fossil fuel industry receives in effect a subsidy of $5 trillion per year.
  9. To make a burger, first you need 660 gallons of water – LA Times

  10. .3% of the earth’s water supply is usable for human consumption, while over 99% is sequestered by oceans, glaciers, brackish waters, and biomass
  11. Ogallala Aquifer and its implications of farmers running out of water are serious – Nat Geo
  12. About half of water usage in usa is on meat

    It takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce just 1 pound of meat.

    Only 25 gallons of water are required to grow 1 pound of wheat.

    You can save more water by not eating a pound of meat than you can by not showering for six months!

     

  13. Rain has been increasing since the 80:s so the problem is not supply.
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