"Water Supply in a Warming World"

"More than anything else, climate change is a water problem. Scientists expect more coastal flooding and possibly more inland flooding. They expect higher temperatures and greater evaporation to deplete water resources, creating risks for the food supply. They believe sea-level rise will eventually render some regions uninhabitable. But a new paper published on Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change suggests that the outlook on fresh water may not be entirely bad."

"In many places around the world, groundwater is the most important source of local water supplies. And the new analysis, by Richard G. Taylor of University College London and a half-dozen other scientists, found that the more intense rainfall expected in many parts of the world as a result of climate change may help to recharge the aquifers that supply groundwater."

Justin Gillis reports for the New York Times' Green blog November 12, 2012.
 

Source: Green/NYT, 11/13/2012