Sunday, April 17, 2016

Why World Leaders Are Terrified of Water Shortages

From Yemen to Syria to Arizona, droughts are a growing threat.s

—By Nathan Halverson

Secret conversations between American diplomats show how a growing water crisis in the Middle East destabilized the region, helping spark civil wars in Syria and Yemen, and how those water shortages are spreading to the United States.

Classified US cables reviewed by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting show a mounting concern by global political and business leaders that water shortages could spark unrest across the world, with dire consequences.

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