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Growing populations, climate change leave cities on a fast track to water deficits
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Growing populations, climate change leave cities on a fast track to water deficits

By 2050 many of the world's major cities will face surface water shortages, spurring regional conflict and competition for scarce resources

More than a hundred cities—containing millions of people—will have water demands outstripping surface water supplies by 2050, according to a new analysis of climate change impacts on water.

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We're building the equivalent of Paris every week. That's a problem.
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We're building the equivalent of Paris every week. That's a problem.

The amount of floorspace in buildings around the world—currently about 2.5 trillion square feet—is set to double by 2060, and researchers say this is a major problem for the climate.

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