Major rivers are drying up

“Rivers regularly no longer reach the sea, like the Indus in Pakistan, the Nile in Africa and the Rio Grande … There are millions of people whose livelihoods are at risk,” said Jamie Pittock, director of WWF’s global freshwater programme.

How insane is that? Letting rivers become so depleted that they no longer flow into the ocean is a perfect, if tragic example of how short-sighted gain and greed are allowed to override long-term good.