By Baher Kamal | (Inter Press Service) | – –
ROME (IPS) – New
evidence is deepening scientific fears, advanced few years ago, that the
Middle East and North Africa risk becoming uninhabitable in a few
decades, as accessible fresh water has fallen by two-thirds over the
past 40 years.
The water table is falling in Egypt’s desert oases, raising questions of sustainability. Credit: Cam McGrath/IPS