Drought in China


Nearly one million people lack drinking water in a southern Chinese province that is suffering its worst water shortage in more than 50 years due to insufficient rain.

The hidden cause of many water shortages, whether they be in China or Atlanta, is the increased population size. 50 years ago such droughts probably would have been a minor annoyance because there simply weren’t that many people in the areas.

If such shortages go too long, especially in urban areas, the potential for political unrest is obvious.