October 14

UN Warns Over 5 Billion People Could Struggle to Access Water by 2050

More than five billion people could have difficulty accessing water in 2050, the United Nations warned Tuesday, urging leaders to seize the initiative at the COP26 summit.

Already in 2018, 3.6 billion people had inadequate access to water for at least one month per year, said a new report from the UN’s World Meteorological Organization.

“We need to wake up to the looming water crisis,” said WMO chief Petteri Taalas.

The State of Climate Services 2021: Water report comes just weeks before COP26 – the UN Climate Change Conference being held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12.

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Source: Science Alert (link opens in a new window)

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