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380 million people could face 'water stress' by 2050, climate experts warn

Depending on the state of climate change, over 390 million people could be exposed to 'water stress; by 2050. Image: REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Daisy Dunne

Science Writer, Carbon Brief

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The US’s midwest region could also see moderate water stress by 2050, Image: Munia et al. (2020)
The percentage changes in local water consumption (top) and availability (bottom) in 2050 when compared to 2010
How water stress may look in 2050 Image: Munia et al. (2020)
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