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So the city of Sanaa is a position where greater levels of urbanization and water usage have led to mining the city’s aquifer down–some wells are having to go to 1,000 meters–but all this has happened in 30 years. Shortages are already coming: during the summer months, families buy from trucks.
This is one of those situations where a plan, indeed, would be nice. This is not time for magical thinking. Come on, UNDP.
Science has a manuscript on the possible multiple consequences for oceans of a little-acknowledged climate changer: nitrous oxide: Interesting Times for Marine N2O — Codispoti 327 (5971): 1339 — Science.
Since the article requires a subscription to science, I’ll also link you to a nice Science Blogging description of the article.