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United Nations Says Global Water Crisis Looms as Climate Change Worsens

The United Nations warned of upcoming floods, hurricanes and droughts that many are unprepared to handle in a report published Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.

“We need to wake up to the looming water crisis,” warned Petteri Taalas, secretary general of the World Meteorological Organization.

The report found that over the past 20 years, Earth’s total supply of surface water, snow, ice, groundwater and water found in soil has decreased by 0.4 inches per year.

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