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By the end of May, 43% of India was experiencing drought, with failed monsoon rains seen as the primary reason. The country has seen widespread drought every year since 2015, with the exception of 2017.

About 20,000 villages in the state of Maharashtra are grappling with a severe drinking water crisis, with no water left in 35 major dams. In 1,000 smaller dams, water levels are below 8%. The rivers that feed the dams have been transformed into barren, cracked earth.

Usha Jadhav who lives in nearby Shivajinagar, said her family does not use the toilet any more as it has become an unaffordable luxury, and that women wait for the darkness of night to defecate in the open. “We cannot use 5-10 litres of water for flushing as we have to purchase water,” she said.

Groundwater, the source of 40% of India’s water needs, is depleting at an unsustainable rate, Niti Aayog, a governmental thinktank, said in a 2018 report. Twenty-one Indian cities – including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad – are expected to run out of groundwater by 2020, and 40% of India’s population will have no access to drinking water by 2030, the report said.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/12/indian-villages-lie-empty-as-drought-forces-thousands-to-flee
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Camp of saints live adaptation.
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>>410959
Filling the well from a water tanker? Lol India can't even into evaporation.
I bet they'll find a way to blame it on colonialism
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>>410963
way to miss the trees for the forest retard

this is the result of Trump withdrawing the biggest polluter on the planet (USA) from the paris climate accord. This whole planet is fucked now
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>>410963
>evaporation
>from a well
Nah, you're the retard mate. A well is underground enough that
1. no sunlight reaches it
2. the temperature is cool and steady even during heat waves
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>>410985
look at the article you retard, theres a link to it in OP post.
>More than 6,000 tankers supply water to villages and hamlets in Maharashtra daily
keep on driving around massive fleets of heavy trucks, thats certain to end your climate woes eventually
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>>410985
>>410963
Part of the problem, in addition there being nearly a billion of them, is that Coca-Cola and other companies (from those "colonist countries") bought up nearly all their ground water. Dasani and the like own more of India's ground water than the government does, thus they've gotta import from pretty far. Further, a lot of their ground water has been contaminated by foreign manufacturing, agricultural, and resource extraction outfits (so, yeah, again, "those damn colonists"). Not that India's government is entirely without blame, allowing those take overs, and while they own very little of their own agricultural production now, they still avoid regulating it to keep it as profitable as possible.

This is likely a sign of things to come, as water scarcity is becoming a real problem worldwide, which only encourages this sorta buy out, accelerating the problem. Global shortage crises like these tend to show up in the poorer overpopulated nations first, but work their way up to the first world, so it probably wont be long before water gets so expensive that Europe and the US find themselves in the same boat (and the US is busy poisoning its own water supply via mass fracking operations for cheap natural gas).

Eventually water will get expensive enough that desalination will become viable (as is already the case in some desert nations), and is already expensive enough that folks are shipping it en mass from abroad and selling it in bottled form. In the developed world, municipal water quality has been dropping like a rock over the past 20 years, reversing an upward trend that had previously been providing more and clearer drinking water since the turn of the last century.

India is a canary in a coalmine (coal production, incidentally, being another thing that tends to ruin water supplies, and India is a major exporter of that as well).
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>>411001
>comparing india to europe
india has less water than europe and 4 times higher population density
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>>411014
Just means it'll take longer. Companies are already buying up Europe's water sources left and right, the poorer nations just get hit first, cuz it's cheaper to buy them out. Granted, they're still probably better off than the US, policy wise.
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>>411016
>Companies are already buying up Europe's water sources left and right
lol
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>>411020
Nestle alone purchased $2.7 billion dollars worth of aquifers across Europe in 2017, to say nothing of JPMorgan, Citigroup, the Blackstone Group, the 3i Group privatizing water infrastructure all over the place (both in Europe and across the world). Add to that, the alpine glaciers are retreating, nixing Europe's largest water source, and eventually things start to feel a lot less snug, with nearly all the water in private hands.
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>>411020
>>411014
your dumb for not realizing that powerful corporations are going to buy all the water in the world and use it to suppress voters in their white supremacy conspiracies coordinated with russia
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>>411096
I dunno how white supremacy and Russia would enter into it, but we're well on our way to the first part of that sneer.

Then again, with the permafrost melting and the arctic ice clearing up, Russia could easily become a major exporter of water. That's in addition to Putin himself predicting such an economic miracle from the new shipping routes to Canada and Europe, that he's carving out with his fleet of armed icebreakers, that they'd become a superpower again. All while he patrols those same future routes with bombers, inviolation of US/Canadian airspace, in anticipation of a military response from the US to the economic threat.

https://www.thearcticinstitute.org/russias-arctic-strategy-maritime-shipping-part-iv/

https://www.startpage.com/do/dsearch?query=russian%20bombers%20violating%20alaska%20airspace
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>>410963
Do you not know what a well is?
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>>411654
They say wars will be fought not over oil but water. What are the odds of this happening in the next 20 years?
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>>412250
Well, sadly, it's less predictable than the pace of climate change, as it really has nothing to do with that, but the perceived value of water under the investment sector's eye. ...and while I suspect the many drastic failures of the massive newly privatized water infrastructure is more a matter of growing pains than malicious intent, it does rather accelerate the process when municipal water becomes unreliable. So, factor in how quickly that rectifies itself, or doesn't, as well.

In business, the actual value of a commodity, and its actual availability, rarely correlate justly. Water's no exception.
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>>410959
Dismantling the brittish empire was a mistake
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>>412250
not gonna happen.
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They should just move to spain or france where rural land is being abandoned
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>>412250
Doesn’t Coca-Cola own the water rights to huge swaths of the fresh water in India? I wonder how they’ll enforce that from halfway around the world when people start getting short on drinking water...
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>>412383
There's this thing called a government and military that India has to enforce property rights.
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>>410959
If you thought the migration crisis was bad when it was mostly Syrians, wait until the entire goddamn country of India is looking to migrate.
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>>410992
There is no other infrastructure. But yeah, they should just carry it in plastic buckets on foot, like in africa.
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>>410959
Its God's punishment for all those fake IRS calls
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>>412414
I’m guessing if there’s a severe enough drought there, even the strongmen of Coca Cola’s private army will revolt. What, are they gonna get paid in cases of bottled water?
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>monsoon arrives a week late
>a billion people throw a hissy fit over it
damn what a sense of entititlement on these fuckers, maybe learn to conserve water better and not waste it if the rains showing up a week late has this terrible of an effect.
there are new articles on other sites right now from india reporting terrible flooding from heavy rains
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>>412642
As long as the foreign entities can arrange to keep the government, it's army, and police forces paid, this is unlikely. It's not as if they don't do sufficient PR spin to blame it on climate change, rather than a hijacked water table. It's also not as if there aren't several nations in the world practically committing genocide to keep their financial masters pleased that have yet to fall. Once your government is bought, it's kinda done - not that rebellions don't happen, but if they threaten a larger economy's interest, they tend to get put down in one fashion or another.
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>>410967
>this is the result of Trump withdrawing the biggest polluter on the planet (USA) from the paris climate accord. This whole planet is fucked now
Is this supposed to be sarcasm?
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>>413624
No, I think they truly believe that Trump and America are singlehandedly responsible for 100% of the greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere, while in reality, most of the CO2 above 280ppm was injected into the atmosphere before Trump took office in January 2017 and of the small percentage that wasn't already there, China and the third world account for the vast majority. American greenhouse gas emission have been on the decline for over a decade, they peaked during Bush Jr's 2nd term and have declined substantial since. If Trump can cripple the Chinese economy with sanctions, that will help the greenhouse gas situation even further.
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>>413660
>I think they truly believe that Trump and America are singlehandedly responsible for 100% of the greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere
Nobody fucking thinks that, nice strawman.



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